Meat shops closed in tribute; a nuanced move amid the recent halal-product ban
The Uttar Pradesh government, under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has designated November 25 as a “no non-veg day” in honour of Sadhu TL Vaswani’s birth anniversary. In a move to commemorate this day, all meat shops and slaughterhouses in the state will remain closed, a decision outlined in an official statement. Sadhu TL Vaswani, an Indian educationist, initiated the Mira Movement In Education and established St. Mira’s School in Hyderabad, Sindh. His impactful legacy is celebrated at the Darshan Museum in Pune.
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November 25, coinciding with Sadhu Vaswani’s birthday, is globally recognized as International Meatless Day. This initiative follows the recent prohibition imposed by the UP government on halal-certified products, citing concerns about unfair financial practices and alleged attempts to create societal divisions.
Halal Raids Spark Cultural Reflections
Notably, the Food Safety and Drug Administration conducted raids, including at a McDonald’s outlet in Lucknow, revealing halal-certified items. As the state navigates these decisions, it reflects a nuanced approach to cultural observances and regulatory measures, prompting reflections on food choices and harmonious coexistence.
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