Cabinet proposal to ban animal sacrifices

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  • There was a public outcry against such sacrifices


CITY-DM-24-9By Sandun Jayasekera

A Cabinet memorandum was presented to enact legislation banning animal sacrifices at places of Hindu religious worship.  

The bill, if enacted, will prohibit the sacrifice of any animal or bird at the places of Hindu religious worship.   

There was a public outcry against such sacrifices.   

Normally, cockerels, goats are sacrificed at some Hindu Kovils as a ritual.   

Minister of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan presented it to the Cabinet.