Haryana bans meat in holy towns of Kurukshetra, Pehowa

Following an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the state government has strictly prohibited the sale, possession, consumption and purchase of non-vegetarian food items in the holy towns of Kurukshetra and Pehowa.

Deputy Commissioner Mandip Singh Brar has directed the executive officer of the municipal council in Thanesar and the secretary, municipal committee, Pehowa, to ensure compliance with the order with immediate effect, officials said.

"The sale, purchase and preparation of meat and other non-vegetarian items must be not done within the municipal limits of Kurukshetra and Pehowa. Neither should any animal be slaughtered," Brar said in a statement.

The government\'s move is in compliance with an order by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, directing officials against the sale of non-vegetarian food items in these towns.

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