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UP Government Contemplating over Ban on Liquor and Meat in Ayodhya

UP government has now set the agenda straight to ban the sale of liquor and meat in the Ayodhya. The Yogi Adityanath-led government expressed the demand for ban of liquor and meat in the district by the seers is very much in their notice and the government is contemplating over implementing the same.

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After taking the most controversial decision of renaming Faizabad to Ayodhya, a decision most of the Hindu community living across the nation, welcomed, UP government has now set the agenda straight to ban the sale of liquor and meat in the district. The Yogi Adityanath-led government expressed the demand for ban of liquor and meat in the district by the seers is very much in their notice and the government is contemplating over implementing the same. “The government will ban sale of liquor and meat within the legal framework,” said Srikant Sharma, Spokesperson for UP government, on Sunday, quoted TOI. The ban of liquor and meat is already applicable in the Ayodhya municipal board area but the demand to implement it across the district started making news after the renaming of the district to it’s claimed ‘original name’.

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VHP’s spokesperson, Sharad Sharma, expressed his satisfaction on banning liquor and meat in the district. “This has been hurting the sentiments of saints in this religious town,” said Sharma, quoted TOI. The demand for ban on liquor and meat, and it’s fulfilment is, reportedly, in view of the growing demand to start the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. The Hindu right wing, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), is said to be teaming up with seers and saints for showing the mass power on November 25 to exhibit pressure on centre to pass the law to construct Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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When asked a meat shop owner in Ayodhya, he called the decision to ban liquor and meat in the district “wrong and unjustified”. Crying over selling of meat the only source of income, Mohammed Shahzad from Ayodhya, said, “if there is a ban on the sale of meat and eggs, how will we earn anything? We have families to provide for. It was fine until the rule was limited only till Ayodhya, now just because they have changed the name, doesn’t mean it shall be applicable in the whole district,” quoted ANI. He further estimated the number of meat shops in Ayodhya to be 200-250 and demanded for a job from the government if the ban is implemented. On the other hand, a liquor shop owner, Sushil Jaiswal, expressed his agreement for the ban as he said that what is right shall be done, quoted ANI.

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