Despite ban, non-veg served on Gurpurb

  • Sukhpreet Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Nov 07, 2014 10:59 IST

Showing scant regards towards the police commissionerate’s order banning selling of meat and eggs on Gurpurb — the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, some restaurants and eating joints were found flouting the norms.

Considering the huge Sikh community in the city, the police commissioner had prohibited the sale of meat and egg items on Thursday.

Obeying the norms, many restaurants and eating joints serving non-vegetarian food remained closed.

When HT team visited restaurants and eating joints, they found some violation of norms as non-vegetarian items were served fearlessly to customers.

Khansama near Shastri Nagar railway crossing, Hotel Leicester Square at Cheema Chowk, Pizza Hut at Dugri and many other outlets were found serving non-vegetarian items despite ban.

Rupinderjet, owner at Khansam, said, “I am not aware of orders on ban of non-vegetarian items.

After I got to know about the ban, I stopped serving these things in the afternoon.”

The Youth Sewa Society submitted a memorandum to additional commissioner Amrit Kaur Gill on Monday regarding ban on sale of non-vegetarian items, which was imposed considering the religious of the people.

Members of the society also surveyed many places across the city and found that non-vegetarian items were being served fearlessly. Society member Bhupinder Singh said strict action should be taken by the officials against the violators for not obeying the orders.

Commissioner of police Parmod Ban said, “The police will take strict action against the violators.”

SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said, “Strict action should be taken against violators as Gurpurb is very important for the Sikh community. The police commissioner should take legal action so that such violations do not take place in future.”

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