Eid-al-Adha: Sacrificial goats sold for lakhs in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh

World Sunday 16/June/2024 16:23 PM
Eid-al-Adha: Sacrificial goats sold for lakhs in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Ahead of Eid-al-Adha also known as Bakrid, the prices of sacrificial goats have spiked up in Madhya Pradesh's capital city Bhopal where a seller has priced goats between Rs 50,000 and Rs 7.5 lakh.

Goat seller Syed Shahab Ali said, "I have sold goats in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and in Gujarat. The price of goats ranges from Rs 50,000 to Rs 7.5 lakh. I sold Shaan-E-Bhopal at Rs 4 lakh. I sold my goat 'Raftaar' weighing 155 kg for Rs 7 lakh. It is one of the most aggressive goats in the country..."

Preparations to celebrate Bakrid on Monday are underway across the country. In Rajasthan, goat markets are fully packed with enthusiastic buyers.

Meanwhile, security has been heightened ahead of Bakrid. Uttar Pradesh police carried out foot patrolling.

The Hyderabad police have beefed up security and urged the people to follow the guidelines issued by the government.

Sneha Mehra, South Zone DCP, told ANI, "It is a request that let us celebrate this festival of Eid together within the guidelines given by the department and by the government. We hope that once the sacrifices of the animals are completed, the waste material is properly disposed of in GHMC bins so that we can keep our city neat and clean. Once the animal carcass or any material is left outside this range, there is a high chance that diseases can spread."

Notably, Eid Al-Adha or Bakra Eid is a holy occasion also called the 'festival of sacrifice' and is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic or lunar calendar. It marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

The festival is an occasion of joy and peace, where people celebrate with their families, let go of past grudges and make meaningful connections with one another. It is celebrated as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice everything for God.