Bakrid: Maharashtra government tells Muslims to buy animals online or via mobile phone

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Pune, 20 July 2020: Maharashtra State home department has issued a series of guidelines for the smooth conduct of Bakrid in Pune and other parts of Maharashtra in the wake of COVID 19 crisis and spike in Corona infections.


The home department has directed the Muslim community to offer the traditional Eid Namaz in the house instead of mass gathering in the form of the congregation at Eidgah or the mosques. Since the goat market is closed due to lockdown, the home department has appealed that the devouts must buy the sacrificial animals online or via mobile phone communication instead of going physically to the places where animals are available. The community must try to ensure that social distancing is maintained the sacrifice is symbolic and appealed to the member to avoid gathering at public places.


The home department has also instructed the community to adhere to all the guidelines of the police department, district administration, municipal administration, health department and other departments of the government from time to time till the end of the festival.