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Been tough sourcing animals for Eid sacrifice: Muslim panel

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Covid-19-related transportation restrictions have made it difficult to source animals, especially from neighbouring states, for sacrifice for the upcoming Bakri Eid, Association of All Goa Muslim Jamaat chief Shaikh Bashir Ahmed said on Friday.

Ahmed urged Muslims to not visit mosques or prayer houses to offer the Eid namaz on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Very few animals are available in Goa (for sacrifice) especially because of government rules according to which only animals above 12 years can be slaughtered. This is why we have to try and source animals from outside Goa, especially Karnataka, but that is difficult due to Covid-19 restrictions,” Ahmed told reporters.

“This time it has been difficult to source animals for sacrifice because of Covid-19 and the restrictions which are in place on account of the pandemic,” he added.

There are economic reasons why cattle are usually preferred animals for sacrifice during Bakri Eid, Ahmed said, especially in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with people spending less due to economic uncertainty.

“As many as seven persons can purchase a bull and offer it for sacrifice so the cost per person is lesser. Whereas the sacrifice of a goat can only be credited to one person, which makes sacrificing goats an expensive proposition,” Ahmed said.

Ahmed also said that mosque managing committees have already been advised not to keep their premises open for community prayers in wake of the pandemic.

“We would usually celebrate after Eid prayers. After namaaz in masjids or Idgahs, we would visit relatives and friends. We would share sweets and exchange pleasantries. But this year we cannot do all that to ensure safety. There is no point in taking risks due to Covid-19,” Ahmed added.

Bakri Eid will be observed in the state on August 1.

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Asaduddin Owaisi urges KCR to rebuild demolished mosques in Secretariat

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AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday reiterated his demand that the two mosques demolished at the old state Secretariat of Telangana be rebuilt.

The Hyderabad MP said that he, along with other Muslim leaders, would call on Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao to demand reconstruction of mosques.

The two mosques were demolished last month while razing the old buildings at the Secretariat to build a new complex.

Owaisi, who was addressing a news conference to react to the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, was asked about the mosques at the secretariat, and recalled that he, and other Muslim leaders, have already demanded that the government rebuild the mosques at their original sites.

He pointed out that the Chief Minister made a statement expressing regret over the demolition. “It (the statement) was timely and right but we have said that it’s the duty of your government to immediately start reconstruction of mosques and give us a time-frame for the same,” he said.

“We will meet the Chief Minister to reiterate our demand,” he added.

Owaisi rubbished the allegations made by his opponents on the issue and said while they continued to criticise him, it was the AIMIM which worked on the ground.

He recalled that similar allegations were made on the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens but it was his party which met the Chief Minister and a resolution against the three was passed in the Assembly.

On revocation of the Constitution’s Article 370, on special status for Jammu and Kashmir, a year ago, Owaisi said it was a constitutional breach. “It was an unconstitutional step. The government had no right to do it but they had done it on the basis of their brute majority,” he said.

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Long wait ends today: PM Narendra Modi chants ‘Jai Siya Ram’ in Ayodhya

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi who started his speech with Jai Siya Ram chant, said the entire country today is in the trance of Lord Ram. He said that a grand temple will now be built for Ram Lalla deity who had Prime Minister Narendra living under a tent for many years.

“Every heart is illuminated; it is an emotional moment for the entire country… A long wait ends today,” said the Prime Minister.

He added that given the raging pandemic, a “maryada” has been kept in mind during the “Bhumi Pujan”. Earlier, Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat also said that the invitation could not be extended to many considering the CIOVID-19 pandemic.

“The ‘Jai Siyaram’ call is resonating not only in the city of Lord Ram today, but throughout the world. I express my gratitude to all citizens of this nation, Indian diaspora across the world and all the devotees of Lord Ram on today’s pious occasion,” he said.

He said that from Kanyakumari to Kshirbhavani, Koteshwar to Kamakhya, Jagannath to Kedarnath, Somnath to Kashi Vishwanath, all is immersed in Lord Ram.

He also referred to the fact how holy soil and water from across india reached Ram Janmabhoomi for ‘Bhumi Pujan’ ceremony.

The Prime Minister said Ram is in India’s history and philosophy. In a significant statement, he used Ram to portray a “unity in diversity” of India, which he says is present in different forms in different areas of India.

The Prime Minister dressed in traditional attire (dhoti and kurta), earlier bowed in front of the deity — Ram Lalla Virajman himself. Amid Shankhnaad, the PM offered his prayers to the deity after which he took part in an elaborate ‘Bhoomi Pujan’.

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Ninth UP minister tests positive for Covid-19

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Uttar Pradesh Law Minister Brijesh Pathak has tested positive for Corona virus. He is the ninth minister of the UP government to have tested positive for the virus.

Two days ago, UP Jal Shakti Minister Dr Mahendra Singh also tested positive for corona.

His reports came hours after UP BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh and two legislators — Yogendra Upadhaya (Agra) and Devendra Pratap Singh (Gorakhpur) tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

Apart from Dr Mahendra Singh, eight other UP ministers have tested coronavirus positive and are undergoing treatment.

They include Rajendra Pratap Singh, Dharam Singh Saini, Chetan Chauhan, Upendra Tiwari, Raghuraj Singh and Jai Pratap Singh.

UP minister Kamal Rani Varun who was also coronavirus positive, had succumbed to the disease on Sunday at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow.

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