Muslims buy goat and sheeps on Mysore road near Sirsi circle on Sunday in Bengaluru.
BENGALURU: The government has prohibited animal sacrifice in public and mass prayers at open places such as Eidgah grounds on the occasion of Bakrid. Eid is likely to be celebrated on July 31 in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, and on August 1 in the rest of Karnataka.
The government stated that the standard operating procedure (SOP) issued in June in view of Covid-19 spread is applicable to Bakrid.
The customary Eid al-Adha has been prohibited in public spaces. The government will allow only authorised abattoirs to slaughter animals this year.
According to the SOP, devotees can offer prayers at mosques by following social distancing. Wearing masks and maintaining 6-ft distance between each person is a must. Those aged above 60 and below 10 years should stay at home. The mosque administration must ensure thermal screening and hand sanitisers at the entrance. The festive activities such as handshakes, hugging and touching the holy book have been banned.
Sunday lockdown to go?
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa will decide on continuing with the Sunday lockdown next month after consulting with the expert committee, Bommai said. With the final Sunday curfew ending on July 26, it is expected that the government may withdraw it from August. The government is waiting for the Unlock 3.0 guidelines from the ministry of home affairs (MHA).