Urges SMC, Civil Administration to Run Special Awareness Drive
Srinagar, Jul 1 (GNS): The “Group of Concerned Citizens”(GCC) J&K has made a fervent appeal to the public to ensure appropriate disposal of “Qurbani” offal and sacrificial animal skins/ hides. Extending warm greetings on the beginning of the blessed month of “Dhul Hijjah”, the Group has cautioned against wayward disposal of the sacrificial waste (offal and hides) in utter disregard of the spirit and sanctity of “QURBANI” offered on Eid-ul-Adha.
In a statement issued to GNS, the GCC implored the devout “not to throw the offal and hides of sacrificial animals out in the open—on the roadsides, alleys or into water bodies. Instead bury all such sacrificial waste properly to protect it from stray dogs and other animals.”
The GCC urged the Divisional Administration, SMC, Urban local bodies, Panchayats and NGOs, Waqf Board and other religious bodies to run a sustained awareness and advocacy campaign in earnest. “The SMC, Divisional and District Administration may also organise inte-ractive meetings with Imams, Khateebs, clerics and community leaders to further sensitise the public and their own officials about proper disposal of sacrificial animal waste and hides “, the statement said.
The GCC is a non-political, civil society collective comprising former Vice-Chancellors, civil servants and judges; reputed academics, advocates, entrepreneurs, social activists and other men of eminence from different walks of life. (GNS)