Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, August 8 : Taking lessons from the communal violence that hit city this year, East Singhbhum district administration is taking proactive steps for peaceful conduct of Eid-ul-Azha (scheduled on August 12) in communally sensitive areas of city. The shadow of beef ban, which the religious groups here have vowed to defy, will loom over this year�s festivity.
The administration recently over a meeting which was attended by senior police officials, local urban body representatives gave orders to the local urban bodies and concerned police officials to ensure that safety is maintained for proper disposal of animal carcasses which would be sacrificed as part of rituals by Muslim devotees.
An official informed that the senior police officials have been instructed to ask local police stations to keep vigil while Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), Mango Notified Area Committee, Jugsalai municipality, Jusco and Tata Motors have been asked to ensure authorities that animal sacrifice is not carried out in public places.
The local police stations have also been directed to work in along with peace committee members of different police stations and keep an eye on persons spreading rumour and take steps to detain the said miscreant.
Pickets would be posted and round the clock patrolling would be done to maintain law and order, he said, adding peace committee meetings have been held with various communities, who have assured cooperation for peaceful observance of the festival.
SSP Anoop Birtharay also instructed to make effective police picketing and snap checking on the exits and entrances of sensitive parts of the city and takes important steps for police mobile, motorcycle on on-foot patrolling to keep close vigil on suspected elements.
Meanwhile, shoppers thronged city markets ahead of the Eid-ul-Adha festival, which will be celebrated later this week. Sale of sacrificial animals and merchandise has gone up as the festival is coming closer.
Eid-ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, will be celebrated on Saturday. The festival is marked by the sacrifice of animals like sheep or goat. Shopper rush to the city markets will continue over the next three days and bakery shops are preparing for the increased sales ahead of the festival.