Revealed: August 1, 2020 2:31:11 am
Mumbai is about for a subdued Eid-al-Adha on Saturday after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray refused to offer any rest for the competition in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday, a number of Muslim leaders, together with elected representatives, expressed disappointment for failing to get a contemporary set of normal working procedures (SOPs) from the state authorities for ferrying animals for the ritualistic sacrifice.
“Whereas the state authorities had directed that goats be bought on-line, for the sacrifice, animals needed to be dropped at Mumbai. Nonetheless, over the previous couple of days autos carrying animals have been stopped at numerous locations by the police, who expressed their helplessness. We tried to succeed in out to all leaders, however with out success. I’d apologise to the individuals for not having the ability to make the federal government see our perspective,” Congress MLA from Bandra East, Zeeshan Siddique, stated.
Former MLA Yusuf Abrahani Friday staged a protest outdoors Azad Maidan after the state authorities refused to grant any relaxations for the competition.
In a bunch of tips, issued for the competition, the state authorities had earlier urged the individuals to supply symbolic sacrifices this 12 months in view of the Covid-19 outbreak, however had allowed sale of animals on the Web or via calls. It had additionally cancelled sale of animals on the distinguished Deonar market. During the last week, a number of vans ferrying animals on the market into the town have been stopped by the police and turned away. Merchants alleged it had led to the dying of a number of animals.
Wishing individuals for Eid-al-Adha, Samajwadi Get together chief and Mankhurd MLA Abu Asim Azmi stated, “The inconvenience triggered to the individuals for Eid celebration because the Maharashtra authorities backtracked on its promise is not going to go waste.”
In the meantime, Congress MLA from Mumbadevi, Amin Patel, stated, “We had tried our greatest however have been let down by the state authorities.” Congress is part of the three-party alliance authorities within the state. Patel stated he has urged the individuals to have fun Eid in a low-key method with correct disposal of rubbish “for which dustbins have been supplied in any respect areas in Mumbadevi constituency”.
On Friday, the town police urged the Quresh neighborhood to make sure that no animal sacrifice passed off within the open and social-distancing norms have been strictly adhered to. To keep away from mass congregation, the state authorities has additionally urged individuals to supply namaz at their residence.
In line with Gulrez Qureshi, metropolis president of All Jamaitul Quresh, individuals have been issued a token based mostly on which solely two members from a household will include their animals for performing the sacrifice. “We’ve urged all individuals to make sure strict social distancing and put on their masks even whereas distributing meat amongst their family and friends,” stated Gulrez.
The Bombay Excessive Courtroom had additionally directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) to subject a round, by Friday night, indicating regulatory steps and procedures to be adopted at Deonar Abattoir for Eid. The BMC subsequently allowed the sacrifice of 150 water buffaloes on the abattoir between 6 am and 6 pm with strict social-distancing and hygiene requirements. This will likely be allowed between August 1 and three.
The courtroom, whereas listening to a plea filed by Al-Quereshi Human Welfare Affiliation, had stated, “The celebrations should be on a decrease scale this time because of the pandemic scenario.”
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