On the eve of Eid-ul-Adha, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made significant remarks on Eid. He wished Eid to the people of Islam and called upon them to celebrate Eid in such a way that people of other religions in the vicinity could share in the joy of Eid. All in all, the Chief Minister wanted to convey that this time Eid-ul-Adha should be the Eid of harmony.
Without any hesitation, he said, the sacrifice has to be made in accordance with the Cattle Preservation Act 2021. However, no one will be forced to make sacrifices in accordance with the law. The police will not run after anyone. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has faith and trust in the people of Islam living in the state, It is said that the people of Islam will celebrate Eid by maintaining the customary law and communal harmony while offering sacrifices. He explained that by making various comments. The Chief Minister said that when we pray to Allah or God and pay homage to Him, we have to keep this in mind so that the people of other religions in the vicinity also enjoy it. Otherwise, happiness is never granted. At the same time, he said, according to the 2021 Cattle Preservation Act, sacrificing cows and eating beef is completely prohibited in Hindu areas. But No objection in these areas to sacrificing any other animal. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has also given advice in this regard. Animals should be sacrificed so that people of other religions can share in the joy of Eid. Elaborating on another issue, the Chief Minister said that in areas where only people of Islam live, there is no impediment to sacrifice according to one’s own customs. This is because the Cattle Preservation Act is not effective in these areas.
After receiving a letter from the Central Animal Welfare Board, the state government on Friday directed six SPs and DCs in all districts of the state to take strict action to curb the illegal killing and supply of animals. Then there were doubts about whether animals could be sacrificed this Eid.
In this context, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has very clearly informed that there will be Eid sacrifices in the state. However, the animals sacrificed in different places will be different. Sacrifices can be made in accordance with the customs prevalent in the main settlements of the people of Islam. However, in areas where people of other religions live, the Sacrifice of cows cannot be made. Animals other than cows can be sacrificed in these areas.
Besides, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has expressed hope that the people of Islam will observe Eid without any police action, keeping the law in mind and keeping harmony in mind.