Celebrate Bakri Eid peacefully with collective participation of all – Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

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Mumbai, July 17:- All should take efforts to celebrate the coming festival of Bakri Eid (Eid ul Adha) peacefully. The Mumbai municipal corporation should make arrangements to provide all facilities at the Devnar abattoir. The police, traffic and other departments should plan to ensure that the festival is celebrated peacefully across the state as every year. These directions were given by the chief minister of the state Mr Devendra Fadnavis to the officers of various departments.

He was speaking at a meeting today organized at the Sahyadri guest house ahead of Bakri Eid (Eid ul Adha). The Mumbai Municipal Corporation made a presentation in the meeting in connection with the facilities and arrangements made at the the Devnar slaughterhouse, as a part of preparation for the festival. Speaking further, the chief minister said that various festivals were celebrated peacefully in the state in last five years. The representatives of various political parties and common people participated and helped in maintaining law and order during the festivals. He added that hereafter too, the celebrations will be with peace and harmony due to the collective efforts of all. Mr Fadnavis directed the Mumbai Municipal Corporation officers to provide facilities like sufficient water supply, electricity supply and security on the occasion of Bakrid Eid at the Devnar abattoir for common people and traders. He also said that temporary police chowki should be erected at this site and the medical education department should be ready for providing medical services. The chief minister also said that helpline should be started at this spot. He asked the administration to make plan and execute them so that the people of Muslim community will be able to celebrate the festival with peace and harmony.

The figure of the pilgrims going for the Hajj pilgrimage is more this year. All the facilities are been provided to the pilgrims at the Mumbai and Nagpur Airport for those who are going through the Haj Committee. Some members raised the issue that those who are going for the pilgrimage through the private tour operators are not provided any sort of facilities. Taking cognizance, the chief minister assured that such pilgrims who are going by the private tour operators, will also be provided all the facilities at par with those going through Haj Committee. He said that Haj committee will be directed in this regard.

The chief minister thanked all the MLA’s, MLC’s, representatives of butcher and Qureshi community who were present in the meeting organized by the administration on the occasion of Bakri Eid. He also gave compliments on Eid.

Animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries development minister Mahadev Jankar, guardian minister of Mumbai Suburban district, Vinod Tawde, education minister Adv. Ashish Shelar, medical education minister Girish Mahajan, former minister Mohammad Arif (Naseem) Khan, Anees Ahmed, MLA Amin Patel, Abu Asim Azmi, Waris Pathan, Aslam Shaikh, president of minority commission Haji Arafat Shaikh, president of Maulana Azad minority finance Development Corporation Hyder Azam, president of Urdu Academy Dr Ahmed Rana, chief secretary Ajoy Mehta, additional chief secretary of home department Sanjay Kumar, Director General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, commissioner of Mumbai municipal corporation Praveen Singh Pardeshi, principal secretary of transport department Ashish Kumar Singh, commissioner of Mumbai Police Sanjay Barve, president of Quresh Jamat Kulrez Kuresh, representatives of various forest and butcher community were present on the occasion.