With Bakrid, the festival of sacrifice and sharing, being celebrated on Wednesday, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner M Lakshminarayana has issued a circular to officials to monitor animal waste disposal. The Khateeb-O-Imaan, Jamaia Masjid, Bangalore, Maqsood Imran Rashadi, has also issued circulars to masjids in the city to send a message to the Muslim community to celebrate Eid in a clean manner.
The Khateeb-O-Imaan said the community has been given clear directions to celebrate Eid keeping cleanliness in mind and to keep the spirit alive by involving members of other communities. “The 700 mosques in the city have been told to disseminate this message during Eid prayers,” he added.
BBMP Animal Husbandry Department Joint Director Parvez Ahmed Piran said, “The circular was sent last week as festivals were approaching. After the incident of nine-year-old Sridevi, who was mauled to death by stray dogs in Chandra Layout in 2007, we have been asking people to bury animal waste in pits. Throwing the waste on the streets will attract stray dogs and may cause nuisance.”
He said JJ Nagar, Bismillah Nagar, Yarab Nagar, Tilak Nagar, BTM Layout, Jayanagar 9th Block and Bangalore East will be monitored by BBMP officials and effective waste disposal will be ensured for the next two days, as the festival is observed for three days.
“Anyone who wants to sacrifice animals can bring them in to the corporation slaughter house and also at Tannery Road and Usman Road in Shivajinagar. For small animals like sheep and goat, the charges for entry and slaughtering will be `20 and for large animal like cattle, it is `50,” said Piran.