A RSS Muslim wing in Lucknow celebrated Bakr-Eid by cutting cake with ‘No Bakra Goat 2016’ written in icing. The Awadh unit of RSS-backed organisation Muslim Rashtriya Manch decided not to sacrifice a goat or any other animal on Bakr-Eid. Instead, the Manch decided to celebrate the festival by cutting a cake. The 5-kg cake was cut at the Manch’s Awadh prant office in Lucknow. Not only this, at their homes, the Manch workers have not cooked biryani. Instead, they offered sewaiyan and dahi vada to their friends.
Speaking to Indian Express, Awadh Prant convener of the Manch, Raees Khan, said they want to send a message to society. “Bakr-Eid can be celebrated also by cutting a cake just like people celebrate birth anniversaries,” Khan said, adding that if the practice receives good response, he will try to promote it in other prants too. Co-convener Hasan Kausar said, “The Bakr-Eid festival spreads a message of humanity. We can sacrifice our children too for Allah but it is not right to kill a goat without any reason and eat its meat.” However, the national convener of the Manch, Mohd Afzal, was not aware about this.