Mumbai, India's financial capital, has banned the slaughter and sale of meat for four days this month following a demand from the strictly vegetarian Jain community, sparking outrage among meat-eaters already upset by a permanent beef ban imposed this year.The ban has drawn quite a bit of flak, since it effectively forces non-Jains to follow Jain practice. Some reaction:
From First Post, why should the Mumbai government "impose one religion's practice on everyone else"?
From Business Standard, the meat ban is the "latest step in state-sponsored intolerance".
From Daily O, vegetarians should not worry, because meat-eaters will not burn down your house of worship.
My opinion? As I have said before, when lions and tigers and bears, oh my, stop eating meat, so will I.