Telangana Home Minister Mahmood Ali has urged Muslims not to sacrifice cows for Bakr Eid on August 1. The minister said cows should not be sacrificed for Bakr Eid as Hindus worship them.
While talking to media
, he said, "Goats and other animals can be sacrificed."
He also said that the State is known for secularism where all the religions are treated with equal respect, and the Bakr Eid should be celebrated on the same spirit.
Secularism also existed during the Nizam and Qutb Shahi regime. The four minarets of the historic Charminar are seen as symbols of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christianity.
Bakr Eid or Eid-e-Qurban, Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on July 31 or August 1 based on when the Zul Hijjah moon is sighted. Bakr Eid is considered as the second major festival celebrated by the Muslims after Ramzan.
Every year, thousands of animals are transported to Hyderabad from villages on the eve of Bakr Eid and are sold in several localities in the city.