ANANTNAG: Various resistance groups, religious organizations and trade bodies of Anantnag announced a joint programme, which includes slaughtering bovine animals collectively at one place, in protest against the recent high court order on beef ban in the state.
The program was announced by the Umat-e-Islamia chief and Mirwaiz south Kashmir Qazi Yasir at a press conference.
“The ban on beef is a direct interference in our religious affairs. We have decided to observe a daylong hunger strike on Thursday,” Yasir told reporters.
He added that slaughter of only bovine animals at some identified place will “send out a message that we stand united against any interference in our religion.” Yasir added that the protests will continue till the law criminalizing the slaughter of bovines in the state is abrogated.
Yasir said “we are ready to buy” PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s statement that the ban will not be implemented.
“RSS wants to implement its agenda in the state and tomorrow they can hand over the entire administration to its likeminded officers who will ensure the implementation of the beef ban. So the law must be abrogated,” he said.
Chairman all traders association Anantnag, Ghulam Nabi Shah, said the program was formulated jointly by various religious and trade bodies.
“There is no law above the law of God who has made beef halal on Muslims. So when somebody will try to stop us from eating anything which our Allah has permitted us to eat we should shun the differences and get united ,” Shah said.