The NPP-led Conrad Sangma government that was formed in Meghalaya months ago at the behest of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started displaying its saffron colour.
The Meghalaya Government has issued directives to Superintendents of Police of all districts to ban illegal slaugher of animals in view of Bakr-eid or Id-ud-Zaha to be celebrated by the Muslims across the globe on August 22 next.
The order came in the backdrop of a circular issued by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Animal Welfare Board of India prohibiting animal sacrifices on the occasion of Bakr-eid or Id-ud-Zaha.
Peta had written to the Chief Secretary, DGP, and the director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary asking them to take measures to ensure that no illegal transporting and slaughtering of animals take place ahead of Bakr-Eid.
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001 permit slaughter of animals in licenced slaughter houses.
But during Eid, as the demand for meat increases, several make-shift slaugher houses come where several animals are slaughtered to meet the demand.