The areas civic body, BJP-ruled SDMC (South Delhi Municipal Corporation) approved the proposal of banning the display of non-veg outside the eateries of South Delhi. Shikha Rai, the leader of the house explains the reason for banning by mentioning that the sentiments and hygiene of the people are being affected by the sight of non-veg.
The spokesperson of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation mentions that the proposal was initially the resolution by the private member councilor from Najafgarh Zone at Kakrola village raised in the meeting of the Health Committee. Later the committee passed the matter to SDMC house for approval, which was agreed.
The spokesperson further mentions that as it was a resolution by the private member, the Proposal will be passed on to the Commissioner, only if it is in agreement with the DMCA (Delhi Municipal Corporation Act). He adds by saying the commissioner may reject or accept it.
A host of restaurants and eateries are run with meat selling products in South Delhi including areas like New Friend’s Colony, Kamal Cinema in Safdarjung Green Park, Amar Colony and Hauz Khas. Display of non-veg food at such eatery joints in these areas is very common. The proposal has captivated strong reactions from the medical fraternity and political parties.
The IMA (Indian Medical Association) raised an objection by stating that non-veg and veg or any food has to maintain the hygiene. Commenting on the same K K Agarwal, the president of IMA says that they don’t see a balance in only prohibiting the display of non-veg food outside the eateries, if contamination is the reason then even vegetarian food should be considered in the matter.
Commenting on the ban, a restaurant owner from South Delhi states that they have no objection in context to the hygiene but the SDMC should give the solution on displaying the food in a safer manner instead of banning it completely.