Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has banned the sale and slaughter of meat in its limits on November 25, on the occasion of 'Sadhu Vaswani Jayanti', as per an official statement on Tuesday.

Vaswani, who was a strong proponent of vegetarianism, died on January 16, 1966. He was a visionary who believed deeply in woman power and woman spirit.

Sadhu Vaswani is an educationist who started the Mira Movement In Education and had strongly advocated universal practice of vegetarian living. Every year his birthday is celebrated as the International Meatless Day.

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Earlier, BJP National General Secretary CT Ravi had said that cow slaughter ban would be a reality in Karnataka in the near future.

"Cow Slaughter Ban will be a reality in Karnataka in the near future. I have asked Animal Husbandry Minister Sri @PrabhuChavanBJP to get "The Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill" passed in the Cabinet and present the same in upcoming Assembly Session," he had tweeted.

The BJP government has also formed a committee to implement a law against cow slaughter. The BJP state unit said that the law will be implemented in the next session of assembly.