Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim MP has said that no mismanagement will be accepted regarding the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha sacrifice.
The minister made the remarks while addressing a virtual meeting on alternative market management and marketing of animal products on the occasion of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha at the conference room of his Ministry in the capital on Wednesday.
In this regard the Minister said, “Holy Eid-ul-Adha is a very important event for Bengalis and other Muslims of the world. However, when we go to celebrate the sacrifice, we have to be careful not to bring danger”.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is encouraging the purchase and sale of sacrificial animals digitally. We are all working together to implement it. If anyone interferes in the process of work, it will be assumed that the process of working nicely is being obstructed by avoiding the gathering of people during coronation. We will take it strictly. If anyone is involved in disrupting the digital system of sacrifice, they will be brought under the law immediately”, he added.
He further said, “Effective measures will be taken to ensure that those who have proof of transportation of sacrificial animals sold online are not harassed on the way. Harassment will be like extortion and a criminal offense. The concerned district administration and district police will take action in this regard. No profit can be made in the case of transportation and sale of animals outside the designated area of the market. It must be confirmed. The Sheikh Hasina government is by the side of the people to provide all kinds of cooperation.”
The minister also directed the local administration and law enforcement agencies to increase surveillance so that extortion or robbery does not take place in sacrificial cattle Hat-Bazaar. He also urged the buyers and sellers to be vigilant in this regard. He also assured that the government would help in this regard.
Addressing the livestock officials, the minister said, "I expect the utmost diligence from you in the Corona situation. Our workplace cannot be stopped in any way. But everyone has to follow the hygiene rules. All preparations have to be made to complete the sacrifice properly following the hygiene rules. Veterinary surgeons will work to ensure that sick or diseased animals are not sold in the market.”
In response to a question from reporters, the minister said, "We want not a single one of the 12 million cattle prepared for sacrifice to be left. We expect 25 percent of the cattle to be sold online.”
The meeting was attended by senior officials of the ministry including Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Rawnak Mahmud, Additional Secretary Shyamal Chandra Karmakar, Subol Bose Moni and Mohammad Taufiqul Arif. Additional Secretary of the Department of Information and Communication Technology Dr Khandaker Azizul Islam, Additional Secretary of the Local Government Department Deepak Chakraborty, Director General of Livestock Department Dr Sheikh Azizur Rahman, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Heads of Divisional Fisheries Department and Livestock Department and others participated in the meeting.
This morning, the Minister inaugurated the distribution of humanitarian aid as a gift of the Prime Minister to the transport workers affected by the Corona epidemic by virtually joining as the chief guest at Nazirpur in his constituency Pirojpur.