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Yogi Adityanath warns against public sacrifice of animals on Bakrid

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has banned sacrifices of animals in public on Bakr-Eid and directed law enforcing agencies to ensure that the blood and offal are not dumped and thrown in open drains so that religious feelings of other communities are not hurt.

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The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has banned sacrifices of animals in public on Bakr-Eid and directed law enforcing agencies to ensure that the blood and offal are not dumped and thrown in open drains so that religious feelings of other communities are not hurt.

“Bakr-eid to be celebrated in traditional way but sacrifices of animals should not be done in either public or areas having a mixed population. It should be ensured that the offal and blood are not thrown in open drains to avoid any tension,” the Chief Minister directed district magistrates and police chiefs across state through video-conferencing.

While spelling dos and donts to law enforcing agencies, Yogi Adityanath has issued strict orders to police officials to ensure that protected animals, particularly cows, are not sacrificed or slaughtered on the occasion of Bakr-Eid.

Yogi Adityanath had caused a major row last year when he had stated that “he is devout Hindu and do not celebrate festivals like Eid.”

At one or two places in Uttar Pradesh, camels are sacrificed on Bakr-Eid and other bigger animals are slaughtered to meet the high demand of meat and beef. Since many of the cities in the state do not have slaughter houses, animals are usually sacrificed in open and blood and offal are often dumped in drains causing communal tension and clashes.

The Chief Minister has also directed to keep a vigil on sensitive areas, particularly on ‘Kaanwar Yatra’ route, to maintain law and order. He has also issued instructions to ensure uninterrupted power and water supply on Wednesday across state so that Muslim brethren celebrate the festival with religious fervor.

Yogi Adityanath has also issued directives to DMs and SSPs to form peace committees and hold talks with the religious heads in areas having mixed population to ensure no trouble from any corners of the state.

The state Home Department has set-up a special cell to monitor the situation across state. The DGP O.P. Singh has also police chiefs to step up security during namaj and areas having history of communal tension and clashes.

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