How shocking! Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned Muslims from Slaughtering animals during the Eid al-Adha holiday 2021.
However, the ruling that bans the slaughtering of animals in Kashmir is likely to strike anti-India anger in the area.
The ruling was passed on Thursday as reported that “illegal killing/sacrifices of cows/calves, camels & other animals must be stopped, citing animal welfare laws.”
That said, the reason for the Kashmir government to pass such unbelievable rule is unclear.
But they issued a near-total ban on sacrificing animals.
Generally, the Hindu-majority in India considered cows as sacred animals and slaughtering them is illegal/restricted in much of the Indian states.
Moreover, beef is still widely available across many Muslim areas, despite the ban on slaughtering cows in Kashmir in the past.
Most importantly, Muslims celebrate the festival path of their religion by slaughtering animals on Eid ul-Adha. Animals like goats, sheep, cows or camels, are slaughtered to perform the Iba’dah which originated from Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith.
Similarly, the meat collected from the animals sacrificed is then shared in n three categories as it is shared among family and friends and also given to poor people who cannot afford to sacrifice animals.
Whereas, this year’s Eid ul-Adha holiday is to be celebrated on July 21-23 in Kashmir in India.
An association of groups of Muslim scholars in the region called the government order “arbitrary” and “unacceptable.” The association, Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema, said in a statement that “the sacrifice of permitted animals, including bovines” on Eid al-Adha “is an important tenet of religion on this day.”
The association, Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema, said in a statement “the sacrifice of permitted animals, including bovines” on Eid al-Adha “, is an important tenet of religion on this day.”
The statement further urged the government to immediately revoke the “discriminatory order.
In Kashmir, Muslim residents seek independence and unification with Pakistan, which controls the other part of the region. However, nuclear-armed rivals claim the territory in its entirety.
Likewise, the Kashmiri Muslims fear that the Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun to alter Kashmir’s demography and identity after stripping the region’s semi-autonomy in 2019.
In conclusion, since Modi’s ascendance to power in 2014, India has seen a series of mob attacks on minority groups. Most have involved so-called cow vigilantes from extremist Hindu groups. They have usually targeted Muslims, who make up 14% of India’s nearly 1.4 billion people. Hindus account for about 80% of the population. – nsnews
The victims have been accused of either smuggling cows for slaughter or possessing beef. At least two dozen people have died in such attacks.