Ban La Tomatina festival in Karnataka
Jai jawaan, jai kisaan, bhaad mein jaaye bhookha insaan?
Wasting precious food must not become a part of our culture in India while there are millions of Indians that go hungry every day. We must stop the La Tomatina festivals in Bangalore and Mysore. They've been banned in Delhi due to public protest and we can ban it Karnataka.
The organisers have claimed that they are organising this La Tomatina festival in Bangalore and Mysore because farmers in Kolar had to throw away a bumper crop due to fall in prices. According to them, the solution is to buy tomatoes and throw them at each other so they can draw a profit from mis-lead youth and unfortunate farmers, while the hungry are still hungry. The India State Hunger Index (ISHI) reports that 17 states including Karnataka come under the alarming hunger index. We are not rich like the Spanish and nor do we have a culture or history of such a festival.
Let's call on our new Chief Minister of Karnataka, D.P. Sadananda Gowda, to stand up for justice, safety and conservation and to ban this event and all related events. Sign this petition!
Lets get 5000 people to sign this petition within the next 5 days before the main event on the 18th of September, so we can deliver it to the Chief Minister and have him ban these wasteful parties.
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