Starting on Tuesday, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in the Indian state of Gujarat has made it illegal to sell any non-vegetarian food items from stalls that are located alongside public roads.
“Stalls selling non-vegetarian food would not be allowed along public highways or within a 100-meter radius of schools, colleges, or religious places,” said Devang Dani, Chairman of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Town Planning Committee. “The Town Planning Committee of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation made the decision.”
He went on to say that residents of the city had been complaining about the sale of the item along the public highways, and that the decision to ban the activity had been made in a meeting of the committee.
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel of Gujarat issued a statement in response to the prohibition stating that individuals are allowed to consume anything they choose.
“There is no need to divide people into vegetarians and non-vegetarians. People are allowed to consume whatever they like in terms of food. However, the food that is being served at booths should not be unhealthy, and the stalls themselves should not impede the flow of traffic “remarked the Prime Minister in Chief.
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