Non Vegetarian Food Served in High Court Canteens for the First Time
Press Trust of India | Updated: July 19, 2017 12:00 IST
Putting an end to the practice of not serving non-vegetarian food in High Court canteens, a group of lawyers in Chennai served meat items to the litigants and public. Till date the three canteens in the campus were serving only vegetarian food though there was no specific restriction on serving non-vegetarian food.
(A Separate Vegetarian Canteen for IITs and IIMs)Advocate P Rathinam, who had staged a protest at the Madurai bench of the High Court last month over the issue, said each non-veg packet would be sold at a subsidised rate of Rs 70 to popularise the protest. Citing the recent observation of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul that more than 85 per cent of people in the country are non-vegetarians and that food choice cannot be curtailed, he said people in High Court could not be denied their right to choose food.
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