Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government has denied permission of animal slaughter in open in the state during celebration of Eid al-Adha or the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’. Selfies during animal sacrifice have also been prohibited.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath instructed district magistrates and police to ensure sacrifice of animals on Bakr-Eid was not done in the open.
In the video conference with district magistrates, he also asked that blood and offal is not dumped in open drains, so that religious sentiments of other communities are not hurt.
On Eid al-Adha social media gets flooded with selfies featuring animals before and after the sacrifice, following which the government has asked the officials to take action against those flouting the rules.
The chief minister has also asked officials to maintain law and order and ensure electricity and water supply isn’t disrupted in the state.
The police have also been instructed to ensure that protected animals are not sacrificed on the festival.