Ahinsak blackmail? After Palitana, it’s Surat
Surat, 21 May 2012
After doing indefinite fast in Palitana seeking ban on non-veg food in nine km area, Jain monk Maitriprabhasagar will now sit on indefinite fast in Surat from 26 May demanding ban on sell and consumption of non-veg food in all religious places of Gujarat.
The Jain monk said, “if the state government doesn’t accept my four demands, I would start fast-unto-death from 25 May against the government.”
On his four demands he said, “my first demand is that, no new slaughter house should be permitted in Gujarat and expansion and modernization of existing slaughter houses must not be permitted.”
“My third and fourth demands are that, over 400 illegal slaughter houses operating in the state are forced to shut down within a month, and ban on non-veg food’s selling and consumption at all religious places,” he further said.
Jain monk has selected a place opposite Surat’s Nanpura bahumali building to start his fast.
Same Jain monk had in recent past organized fast-unto-death in Palitana town, demanding ban on non-veg food in 9 km area. When state govt didn’t respond, he threatened self immolation, after which the district collector intervened and gave him promise to consider his demands.
Following this, the Palitana Municipality decided to ban non-veg and eggs.
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