Citing aviation laws and Covid protocols, Loni’s BJP MP wrote to the administration in Ghaziabad to verify the slaughter of animals during Eid later this week.
A letter was sent to the deputy collector in Ghaziabad by Loni MLA Nand Kishor Gurjar stating that slaughter in meat shops and animal carcasses can invite vultures, resulting in disruption of airspace. The lawmaker further stated that animal sacrifices can be performed outside of the Loni area in designated spaces.
“Loni falls under the Aircraft Ordinance and is barely 5 km from Hindon Air Base. Butcheries and collecting animal bones are illegal within a 12 km radius. In addition, a pandemic is upon us and it is possible that slaughter will lead to infections. To avoid a third wave, the animal’s sacrifice must be moved to another area. Loni needs to be protected from a third wave as he was safe in the first two, ”Gurjar wrote.
The MP suggested in the letter that designated areas for slaughter could be set up in Khekra or Delhi for Eid-ul-Adha.
“Reports have been received that a large-scale animal slaughter is planned for Bakra Eid. There is also a possibility of slaughtering cows. This amounts to anti-national activities and law and order in the region must be maintained, ”Gurjar said.
Gurjar further said the Kanwar Yatra was also canceled this year due to the risk of Covid infections. The MLA called on Muslims in the region to cut a cake as a symbol of sacrifice in order to avoid overcrowding.