Bang The Ban
The recent eight day meat ban in Mumbai for a Jain festival is not the first for the city. The city have previously been involved in banning Dance Bar, Bear Bar, Night Life, Beef etc even a facebook post against ban during death of Balasahab Thackerey resulted in jail for a lady and her friend. I wonder how people of such a progressive and modern city live with so much bans.
They say that they want Mumbai to be like Shanghai a city under dictatorial Chinese authority where you don't have any right to stand and speak against the government and If I am not wrong the first step in this direction has been taken by the Maharashtra Government with an order in which any written or verbal statement against the government would be considered as treason or the crime against the State. If they are making Shanghai in this way than I am sure Mumbaikars better prefer Mumbai over it.
We in other parts of India knows Mumbai as a city which never sleeps, which fulfill dreams and which accepts you without judging who you are. This is the city which have emerged victorious from every troubled situation and I think Mumbaikars should raise their voices against any injustice to the free spirit of Mumbai and the right to freedom of our constitution. If you are banning meat for a Jain festival for eight days than you should ban vegetables during four days of Bakri Eid or Eid-ul Zuha.
Every one is free to follow his/her religion in this country and if someone is not happy with someone's else action during practice of their religion then community discussions should be the way out and not the government interference with ban. The city has a bad name for banning and abusing of north Indians by a political group but people there welcomed everybody with open hearts and I am sure they will bang every kind of ban which present city in a bad light.