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No meat, liquor in MP's 'holy cities'

January 28, 2004 21:16 IST
Last Updated: January 28, 2004 21:19 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday decided to declare Maheshwar, Amarkantak and notified areas of Ujjain as 'holy cities' where sale of liquor and non-vegetarian food, including eggs, will be banned.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting in Maheshwar chaired by Chief Minister Uma Bharti.

The Cabinet also decided to develop these places to promote tourism in the state, Bharti said.

The government has already decided to ban the sale of liquor and no-vegetarian items during the Ujjain Simhast Mela, Public Works Department Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya said.

After the notification of the above decision licences given to hotels and shops for selling liquor will get cancelled, he said.

Bharti also informed that the Cabinet would meet at regular intervals at places other than Bhopal.

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Number of User Comments: 15

Sub: Band on meat and liquer

Any govt. can not band on food. C.M. have no authority to stop the people from eating the non veg. food . this is one ...

Posted by Nilesh Samel

Sub: Ban holy city

This is a ridiculous decision taken by the state govt (BJP). It will promote more illegal activity in these areas. The govt should look into ...

Posted by Ranjan

Sub: It won't work!

Tourism but no alcohol and no meat? Get real! You'll just get a pack of Religous Zealots turning up to plan Jihads and stuff!

Posted by Avesne

Sub: Re: No meat, liquor in MP's 'holy cities'

Utterly ridiculous. We dont need any saffron brigade to tell us what to eat and what not to. Why cant these religious fanatics understand that ...

Posted by Sachin Bodwal

Sub: Ban of liqur and non veg in Holy Places

This is totally gibberish. People murder, slander humanity in the name of religion. Banning non veg, eggs and liquor in certain places only depicts the ...

Posted by bigthong



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