Geelani appeals against Bovine Slaughter on Eid

Geelani appeals against Bovine Slaughter on Eid

Srinagar, September 23: As the emotions run high over the hot topic of bovine slaughter, Separatist Hardliner, Syed Ali Shah Geelani appealed to the masses to exercise restraint to not hurt the sentiments of the minorities in the state.

After the beef ban was reforced, several groups in Kashmir upped the slaughter of cows as protest to the century old law. The groups have maintained that ‘no law of the land can overrule the laws set in place by Islam’.

“I appeal to the pro-freedom people that they should sacrifice animal according to the religious laws and the religious mood. However, there should be no attempt to use this sacred work for provocation or to hurt the sentiments of others,” Syed Ali Geelani.

In a gesture which is being taken with a grain of salt in the winter capital, Geelani said, ““I appeal to the pro-freedom people that they should sacrifice animal according to the religious laws and the religious mood. However, there should be no attempt to use this sacred work for provocation or to hurt the sentiments of others.”

Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday in the backdrop of the law which bans the sale of beef and slaughter of bovines.

The order by the high court sparked protests in the valley where many groups labeled the law as an infringement of their religious affairs and vowed to slaughter bovines, including cows, on Eid to defy the ban. As it is, multiple cases of cows being slaughtered came to the fore, one of which also led to the arrest of Asiya Andrabi.

In a measure to prevent further escalation in religious tension in Jammu division, the state government is considering suspension of internet services and detention of separatist leaders in the valley during the three-day festivity.

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