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'Prohibiting sale of meat is illegal, violates fundamental rights', lawyer writes to Commissioner

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BHOPAL: A Bhopal-based advocate has taken up the issue of municipal body prohibiting sale of meat.

Terming it as violation of fundamental rights of the citizens, the advocate has written to the commissioner of the Bhopal

municipal corporation (BMC) that its order telling citizens that meat would not be sold on Independence Day, is unlawful.

Advocate Deepak Bundele has shot a missive to the BMC that its communique was violating the provisions of Article 21 of Indian constitution that provides rights and personal liberty to all the citizens. 

Bundele said that the livelihood of hundreds of citizens was dependent on legal meat sale and many citizens like him are used to the daily consumption of meat, which is a basic right of these individuals. 

"The civic body's statement poses a threat to the livelihood of the citizens like him. He said that if the order is not retracted, he will be forced to take up the issue with the High Court".

In its official press release, the corporation has informed citizens that meat sale would be prohibited on Independence Day and action would be taken if meat is sold. The administration often bans sale of meat on particular days in the year including certain anniversaries.