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.
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.
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.
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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