AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad Police has banned slaughter of cattle like cows and goats, in open areas for a week during the Jain fasting period of 'Paryushan' in the city, beginning from today, it was officially announced here.
According to a public notification issued by Ahmedabad Police Commissioner Shivanand Jha last night, slaughtering cattle, including cows, buffaloes, oxes, bulls and goats in open areas may disturb peaceful atmosphere and hurt religious sentiments of Jains during Paryushan, which is celebrated between September 10 and September 17.
The notification bars people from slaughtering animals outside authorised slaughter houses as well as at any other private or public place, which is visible to the public. Action will be taken against those found guilty of violating the order under Section 188 (violation of police notification) of the Indian Penal Code (violation of police.
However, the notification does not ban slaughter inside official slaughter houses.