Lucknow: In a video conference with district magistrates in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed the police and administration to ensure sacrifice of animals on Bakr-Eid was not done in the open, and blood from the site shouldn't flow in the drains. He also warned that action will be taken against those found flouting the rules.
The diktat comes in the wake of a trend which has emerged in the last few years where on Bakrid social media gets flooded with selfies featuring animals before and after the sacrifice.
Bakrid or Eid al-Adha is a "festival of sacrifice". Eid al-Adha honours the willingness of Ibrahim, the messenger in Islam, to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command. Muslims worldwide celebrate Bakrid by sacrificing a male goat as a symbol of the sacrifice made by Ibrahim.