BENGALURU: Bengaluru based filmmaker Falah Faisal has come up with a rather sarcastic way to get back at the government for imposing meat ban, which has already incurred a range of protests.
Faisal has started up an online petition asking the government “to ban vegetables on the occasion of Muslim festival Bakr-Eid”.
And he reasons his demand by stating that while ‘plants have feelings as well’, the level of pesticides in vegetables these days ‘are harmful for us.’
“With the meat ban being enforced on us due to various religious reason, I think it is only rightful for us minorities to have a say,” reads his petition.
While Faisal on Twitter said that this petition is a ‘political mischief’, it has already managed to sweep around 168 supporters.
In the end, Faisal suggests an alternative to banning vegetables: ” everyone in the country, irrespective of religious beliefs partakes in the consumption of mutton (biryani) on that day. You can come over to my house. I don’t mind sharing.”
The imposition of the meat ban has attracted major negative speculation, for both the unavailability of meat in the market (which probably offended the foodies) and also the ‘religious’ reasons backing them.
What began as the reinstatement of the age-old meat ban during the Jain festival of Paryushan this year in Mumbai, was soon followed by Bengaluru, where the sale of meat was prohibited on Ganesha Chaturthi.
And then, the trend was picked up by other stated like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, etc.