Meat shops should be closed during Navratri across India: BJP MP Parvesh Verma

New Delhi: Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma on Tuesday supported his party ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) mayor’s direction for closing meat shops during Navratri, saying such restriction should be imposed all over the country.
Verma who represents West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, also appealed the Muslims not to be influenced by “provocative” statements and show respect to the Hindu festival and welcome the SDMC decision.
Meat shops will not be allowed to open during Navratri till April 11, SDMC mayor Mukesh Suryan said on Monday and asked the municipal commissioner to ensure strict adherence to his directive. An official order for ban on meat shops during Navratri is yet to be issued.
Verma said followers of a religion should respect other religions.
“Navratri festival is there with people holding fasts and worshipping the goddess. Whether its Muslim community or others, they should respect it which is what our culture says,” Verma told reporters. —PTI

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