UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reportedly directed the police authorities and the administration to ensure that sacrifice of animals does not take place in the open during the upcoming festival of Bakrid.
He has further directed the authorities to make sure that the blood and the offal were not disposed of by the devout into drains.
According to reports, the chief minister gave these instructions to the authorities through video conferencing in connection with the Eid-ul-Azha festival at his official residence on Sunday evening.
He said that the current month of Shravan is going on, in which Kanwad yatra is going on.
▪वर्तमान में श्रावण मास चल रहा है, जिसमें कांवड़ यात्रा की जा रही है। ईद-उल-अज़हा के मद्देनजर सतर्क दृष्टि रखी जाए, ताकि कोई अप्रिय घटना न घटे।
▪प्रतिबन्धित पशुओं या गोवंशी पशुओं की कुर्बानी के सम्बन्ध में विशेष सतर्कता बरतते हुए इन्हें रोका जाए, ताकि कोई अप्रिय घटना घटित न हो।
— Yogi Office (@YogiOffice) August 19, 2018
This time the festival of Bakrid will be celebrated on August 22. Muslims sacrifice animals and cattle during the festival.
In the past, there has been a confrontation between two communities on this issue for which the Chief Minister has instructed the officials to ensure the safety of the people and the cattle.