The recent ban on sale or possession of beef in Maharashtra has triggered a huge uproar across the nation and Bollywood is no different.
A bill has been approved which states that anyone who is found to be selling beef or in possession of it in Maharashtra can be imprisoned for five year along with a fine of Rs 10000.
While, the decision received mixed reaction from across the nation, Bollywood celebrities too expressed their views on the same. Several Bollywood stars like Farhan Akhtar, Ranveena Tandon, Ayushmann Khurana among others slammed the ban on sale and possession of beef in the state and called it an attack on 'freedom of choice'.
It is to be mentioned, the bill named Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill 1995 has been approved by President of India, Pranab Mukherjee after almost 19 years of BJP-Shiv Sena government passed the bill in 1995.
Nevertheless, this decision to ban sale and possession of beef raised an uproar among the Bollywood celebrities also who expressed their displeasure on Twitter.
Hashtag #BeefBan has been trending on Twitter and here's what Bollywood has to say about the issue...
So now in Maharashtra you can have a beef with someone, but you can't have beef with someone.
Beef faal baad! #kaminey
Hahahahahahaha "@theghantas: Our reaction when they banned beef in Maharashtra! #BeefBan
My only take on beef issue that it should not be enforced, it should be optional... To eat or not to eat, is a personal choice
Dear Govt. With beef, let's ban teeth. We can live on vegetable smoothies and this way your politicians can't make hate speeches anymore :-)
Beef gets banned...on the plus side, less red meat in our diet is a good thing...on the not so plus side...another step towards a theocratic state.
#BeefBan? Well I don't eat beef anyway...But seriously???
I'm vegetarian, so this #BeefBan doesnt affect me personally. But freedom of choice is important, in a country where more than 30% eat beef!
No beef. Now no jokes on this please
I don't eat beef but I don't have any beef with beef! Then why the beep should we beep beef!?