Chandigarh, Mar 29 (PTI) All slaughter houses in urban areas of Haryana will remain closed today on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain has said. Also Read - Haryana Woman Rescued After Being Locked Inside Toilet by Husband For Over a Year

She said the sale of meat, fish and eggs will also be restricted today. Also Read - School Reopening News: This State is Contemplating to Restart Schools For Classes 6-9 From Oct 15 | Complete Details Here

Jain said Mahavir Jayanti was observed every year as non-violence day. Also Read - Watch: 8-Foot Long Python Found in Car in Hisar Market, Rescued by Forest Department

“Different religious organizations of the state had met me and demanded prohibition of killing of animals on this day. After this, the officers of the Department were instructed to prepare a proposal in this regard.

“Keeping in view the religious sentiments of the Jain community, the proposal to close down slaughter houses on March 29 and also restrict the sale of meat, fish and eggs has been approved,” she said in an official release.

Jain said officers have been instructed to ensure strict compliance of orders in the municipal areas and also submit a report of the same.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.