Challenging this order, the petitioners contended that Idgah Maidan was notified as a wakf property on June 7, 1965 under the Mysore Wakfs Act, 1954.
Hindu outfits respond to MLA’s peace call
Speaking at a public function on Sunday, he emphasised the need to foster religious harmony by respecting other religions.
Eid al-Adha is an occasion of joy and peace, where people celebrate with their families, let go of past grudges and make meaningful connections with one another.
Despite the ban order on camel slaughter, transporting the animals continues unabated, animal activists said.
The police have held stationlevel peace meetings with the public across the state over the past 72 hours to ensure that the celebration of Bakrid is incident free.
Former corporation member Chandrashekar said that the MLA has assured the place will always remain a playground.
MLA and deputy leader in the Assembly UT Khader on Friday said the government, in its order, has stated that buffaloes over 14 years old can be slaughtered.
The existing act, bans transport of cattle to and fro the state as well as within state and sale or offer of beef or beef products in any area predominantly inhabited by non-beef-eating communities.
The entry will be free from 7 am to 10 am for offering namaz at the mosque premises of the historic monument.
“When our brothers in the country profess the Sanatan faith and are Hindus who worship the cow and consider it as their mother, why should we sacrifice the animal?” Ajmal said.
Instructions were given to the personnel to immediately start and maintain strict vigil at check posts, cattle traders and transporters to curb any illegal cattle trade.
Special teams comprising activists, veterinarians and police across the city would be tracking all entry points to stop transport of cows, buffalo or camels.
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With Bakrid, the festival of sacrifice, falling on July 10, herds of lambs and goats have been brought into Bengaluru, and lodged at various playgrounds and street corners.
With this ruling, during Bakrid, which is observed in the first week of September, cattle can be sacrificed without any legal ramifications.