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Slaughter of camels banned during Bakrid

Posted: Fri Dec 29 2006, 00:00 hrs
Chennai, December 28: 


The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu government to disallow slaughter of camels as qurbani during Bakrid. The Bench granted the interim order and posted the case for further hearing on January 4, 2007.

A Division Bench gave the interim direction based on a petition filed by a Muslim woman, Gouhar Azeez, founder-secretary of the Bharatiya Prani Mitra Sangh, an animal rights group affiliated to the Animal Welfare Board of India. Azeez said “several illegalities’’ were taking place in the transport and slaughter of camels and pointed out that there was nothing in the Quran that made animal slaughter compulsory during Bakrid.

She appealed to the court to direct the state government to prevent the entry of camels from Andhra and “stop the exhibition or selling of camel meat under the guise of performing qurbani’’ .