Now, the news has arrived that on the occasion of Eid al-Adha 2015, the Qurbani (sacrifice) has been banned on Bakra Eid in a village of Uttar Pradesh. This year has witnessed lots of bans. Some imposed by government and some by local authorities.
TOI reported that sacrifice of animals has been banned after the district administration issued the notice for the same. The animals will not be sacrificed in all the three days of the festival in Sant Kabir Nagar. The local authorities justified their action by citing that this is an 8-year-old order and if Qurbani allowed, it may lead to communal riots.
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Hindu people said that Qurbani never took place in that area whereas Muslims said that it was banned after 2007. An 80-year-old Hindu man told that Muslims used to take their goats to few kilometers away for the Qurbani, but they tried to break rule in 2007. That’s when it was banned completely.
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Authorities have adamant attitude towards continuing the ban. Moreover, Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) has been deployed in Sant Kabir Nagar. The local police reported that in the 3-day span, all the goats and other animals will be taken away and returned after Eid ul-Azha, i.e., 25th September. The slaughtering of cows has been imposed already but now enforced during Eid al-Adha. Muslims can perform Qurbani on the fourth day.
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Meanwhile, the current enforcing of ban is likely to have political motive than religious as the village Pradhan elections are going to happen soon. Adding to the stuff, the controversial Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath too has warned against any “new tradition” of sacrifice in the Hindu village.
On the other hand, news has been received which state that many people have died in a stampede during Hajj in Mecca.
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