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UP: Muslim group cuts goat-shaped cakes on Bakrid

Last week CM held a high-level meeting & issued directives to the police and administrative officials in this regard.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 23, 2018 18:33 IST ]
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On Bakrid, the Muslim Rashtriya Manch in Lucknow cut goat-shaped cakes in order to celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly way.

The organisation also requested the Muslim community to shun extravagance and instead contribute in the upliftment of the deprived and poor section of the society.

"We cut cakes made in the shape of goat or having an image of a goat in a symbolic sacrifice on Bakrid yesterday," national co-convenor of the organisation, Syed Hasan Kausar told PTI on Thursday.

"We do not oppose sacrifice of animals and those who are doing so can go ahead with it but the extravagance attached with it is something which can be put to better use and the means could be utilised for removing poverty and illiteracy," he said and added "Those who cannot slaughter goats are still Muslims and follow its tenets."

To ensure peace and order, the state government took extra measures this time by issuing instructions that Bakrid festival be celebrated in a dignified manner.

Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government under CM Yogi Adityanath had issued clear instructions that the sacrifice should not be held in the open. 

Last week CM held a high-level meeting and issued directives to the police and administrative officials in this regard.

 

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