After the controversial meat ban in Mumbai with regard to a Jain festival ‘Paryushana Parva’, a Muslim stand-up comedian from Bangalore, Falah Faisal, has asked the government to ban vegetables on Bakr-Eid, September 25.
In the cheeky online petition, he wrote:
“With the meat ban being enforced on us due to various religious reason, I think it is only rightful for us minorities to have a say. As a Muslim, I’d like to call for a ban across the country on vegetables of all kinds of Bakr-Eid (September 25,2015).”
He argued that the levels of pesticides present in vegetables have increased, which means they are harmful. He says:
“If you are someone who is a vegetarian who doesn’t eat anything but the offshoot of plants, I bet you can starve for a day. Fasting is good for you. We do it for a month every year.”
“My alternative demand is that everyone in the country, irrespective of their religious belief, partakes in the consumption of mutton (biryani) on that day (Bakr-Eid),” he said.
So far, the petition has received just over 724 supporters and need 276 backers to achieve its goal