'Plants have feelings too': Indian Muslim petitions govt to ban vegetables on Eid

Published: September 22, 2015


A Muslim man in India has started an entertaining petition calling for the Government of India to ban vegetables this Bakra Eid, saying plants had feelings too.

“With the meat ban being enforced on us due to various religious reasons, 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). Because plants have feelings too,” Falah Faisal, a resident of Bengaluru, writes in his petition.

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Last week, the government of India imposed a meat ban on several cities, citing the Jain festival of Paryushan.

The young man urged people to forego vegetables for just one day, while also citing reports that claim that there is a rise in levels of pesticide present in vegetables.

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He even mentioned that fasting was good for people in a bid to coax them to refrain from eating vegetables for a day. “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.”

“If we don’t eat vegetables for a day, we just have more on the next day. The ban provides for itself. It also gives the hardworking Indian farmers a day of much deserves rest,” he added.

Despite his call for the ban on vegetables, Faisal did not want vegetarians to go hungry on Eid day. He invited everyone to come to his house for mutton biryani. So far, more than 200 people have signed the petition.

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Faisal, who is also a film maker, has previously made a short film called India’s Mother – A Moockumentary, a parody on the beef ban in India.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Melange
    Sep 22, 2015 - 3:34PM

    What a moronic man! If he doesnt want to eat plants then he needs to have raw or charred meat, as he cant cook it without oil, spice or condiments all of which come from plants.
    And the Tribune has chosen to feature this idiot’s petition!Recommend

  • John
    Sep 22, 2015 - 3:55PM

    this was a joke Recommend

  • Fahim
    Sep 22, 2015 - 4:36PM

    Good luckRecommend

  • 3rdRockFromTheSun
    Sep 22, 2015 - 5:20PM

    Brilliant!! I support him!! Let veggies also be banned on Eid!!

    On a more serious note, these ‘Bans’ have gone overboard, enough of this nonsense.

    P.S – I am a beef loving Brahmin!!Recommend

  • Raj - USA
    Sep 22, 2015 - 7:44PM

    Plants have life and they grow. Plants do not have feeling. They cannot feel any pain because they do not have the brain and nerve system to carry any feeling to the brain cells.

    All said, it is stupid to ban beef or any kind of meet. Recommend

  • Paki
    Sep 22, 2015 - 8:13PM

    HAHAHA good 1, Recommend

  • Rishabh Jain
    Sep 22, 2015 - 11:51PM

    I am a Jain and I will sign this petition, just because this guy has an incredible sense of humor. He should have a bright future in stand up comedy.Recommend

  • SuperNeo
    Sep 23, 2015 - 2:03AM

    Few faiths Enjoy making fun their own. good for them !!!!Recommend

  • hari
    Sep 23, 2015 - 4:50AM

    Lol, it happens only in India !Recommend

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