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A Pro-Vegan Hoarding Surfaced In Lucknow Prior To Bakrid

As the Islamic festival of Eid-Ul-Azha approaches, a pro-vegan hoarding surfaced in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. At Qaiserbagh crossing, a huge hoarding of a goat which captions, ÔÇÿMai Jeev Hoon, Maans Nahi. Hamare Prati Nazariya Badlen, Vegan BaneÔÇÖ has been allegedly put up by "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal" (PETA). "Eid is just around the corner and seeing these hoardings across the city, tells how diversified and incredible our country's government is," said a resident, Mohammad (named changed).

"The delicacies of a place defines the existence of its heritage and culture and reforming those traditions will not only affect people's lives, but questions the authority of festivities people have been celebrating for centuries," said Nabendu Das, another resident of the city.

After a wide circulation of the picture on social media, the Chairman of Islamic Centre of India, Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali, wrote to the police, demanding for the hoarding to be taken down as it hurts the sentiments of the community. Other Islamic clerics had also objected to the hoarding, saying they have been put up to "spoil the law and order situation in the state capital ahead of Eid-Ul-Azha." The administration removed it late at night after the picture started going viral on social media.

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 - 12:04 PM / by Taj Zehra

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