Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B Chavan has issued a warning to those who sell and buy cattle for cow slaughter in the state in light of the impending Bakri Eid in 2022. Chavan urged people not to sacrifice livestock for the Bakri Eid celebration and threatened to take harsh action against offenders by reminding them of the Cattle Slaughter Prevention and Protection Act, 2020, and the Cow Slaughter Prohibition Act.
The Animal Husbandry Department and the police have been tasked by the Karnataka government to maintain a rigorous watch on the smuggling of cows and beef into and out of the state. According to Chavan, the authorities have been told to keep a close eye on the slaughter of livestock during the Bakrid holiday, when cows, oxen, calves, and camels are sacrificed.
“Animal Husbandry Department officials and police department officials in all the border areas of the state should be vigilant and ensure that the Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act is not violated. If cow slaughter is found, an FIR will be registered in the local police station immediately and strict action will be taken against the culprits,” said Chavan.
Cattle slaughter prevention and protection Act, 2020, which permits cases to be brought against the sellers and buyers of cattle for cow slaughter, was made public by Minister Prabhu Chavan. He issued a warning that officials from the animal husbandry department have been given district-level responsibilities, and serious punishment will be taken against them if any cow slaughter is discovered in their respective regions.
On July 10, Eid-ul-Azha (Bakrid) will probably be observed. But that depends on whether or not the moon is visible. As a sign of their dedication to and love for Allah, Muslims sacrifice an animal during Eid-ul-Azha, also known as the “Sacrifice Feast,” usually a sheep or a goat. After the sacrifice, they give the offerings to friends, neighbors, relatives, and especially the needy and underprivileged.