Days after NCP, Shiv Sena and MNS took to the streets to lodge their protest over the ban on sale of meat, the Bombay High Court on Monday stayed the ban on sale of meat.
The Bombay High Court also refused to interfere with ban on slaughter of animals on that
Though state government circular banning meat sale on two days was issued in 2004, it was never implemented fully stated Bombay High Court
Last week, the controversial four-day meat ban was imposed in Mumbai for the Jain festival, which Shiv Sena vowed that it will allow no such restriction and Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Narvnirman Sena or MNS had said it will sell meat to defy the order.
Slamming Jains for their insistence on banning sale of meat during their festival 'Paryushan', the Shiv Sena on Thursday said the community's stance on practicing "non-violence" comes as a surprise now as they purportedly supported violence during the 1993 riots in the city.
The party accused the Jains of doing a volte-face for altering their position on "non-violence".
"Until now, only fanatic Muslims used to bully people in the name of religion. If the Jains too are going on the path of Muslims, then God save them. During the 1992-93 Mumbai
riots, Marathis had protected Jains, who were saved because violence had been answered by violence. At that time too 'Paryushan' was on. But Jains were at the forefront of
supporting violence then," the Sena said in an edit in its mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
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"Scores of Jains used to come to Matoshree then and thank (late Sena Supremo) Balasahab then for helping them. Today these people talking about non-violence...its surprising. What caused this sudden change of heart?" the Sena questioned.
The party said that it needs to be made clear what does violence exactly mean.
"Does only banning slaughter of animals mean non-violence? Violence is in the mind and in the action. Are Jain brothers free from this kind of violence? Many builders in the city are Jains where the game of black and white money is being played.
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