Updated: September 10, 2015 7:32:45 pm
THE ban imposed on the sale of beef by J&K High Court has evoked strong resentment from the separatists in Kashmir with Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani calling for protest and a day-long strike in the Valley against the court’s decision.
Geelani said the court’s decision is an interference into the matters of Muslims. “On Friday, protest will be held across the state against the decision. And on Saturday, complete shutdown will be observed in the Valley,’’ Hurriyat Conference, (G) spokesman said while quoting Geelani.
The separatist leader said the decision by court to ban sale of beef in the state has been taken without taking into the consideration the serious consequences it will have in the Muslim majority state.
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“It is a politically motivated decision taken at the behest of BJP and RSS only to create communal violence in the state so that freedom movement of Kashmiri’s will be badly portrayed by India.’’
Chairman National Front and separatist leader Nayeem Khan asked people to slaughter only bovine animals on Eid ul Zuha. “Muslims have to follow Shariah (Islamic Law) and not the dictations of any court, government or bureaucracy. Nobody on the earth can ask Muslims what they should eat. This decision has hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims,’’ he said adding that Muslims should only sacrifice bovine animals on Eid ul Zuha.
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