LUCKNOW: Weeks before Eid-ul-Adha, the Lucknow district administration banned the sacrifice of camels, calling it a “prohibited animal,” reported Hindustan Times.
According to report, the district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma directed police and intelligence unit personnel on Friday to keep tab on sale of camel and ensure that no humped animal (camel) is sold in the state capital during the festival.
“The police must ensure that these groups pass through Lucknow smoothly without selling a single animal,” the district magistrate said.
“Lucknow doesn’t have a history of sacrificing camels on the occasion of Bakrid, and nowhere in the district administration’s record is anything like this mentioned. Hence, it should be ensured that activities of this sort are not carried out within district limits,” said the district magistrate.
Rajasthan has been the source of camels. Many traders brought the humped animal to the state’s capital for sacrifice on Eid-ul-Adha.