Blood on Dhaka streets amid Eid festivity

Incessant rains led to the problem of waterlogging in Dhaka in Bangladesh. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Dhaka, Bangladesh Sep 14, 2016, 06.56 AM (IST)

Waterlogged streets filled with rainwater and blood, spewed from animal sacrifices, ended up becoming a gory sight in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong in Bangladesh amid Eid festivity on Tuesday. 


The two corporations in Dhaka had allocated 1,000 spots in the city for animal sacrifice. Despite this, people across the city were seen slaughtering animals in the streets, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

Dhaka South city corporation’s deputy Chief waste management official Khandker Millatul Islam admitted that water-logging in the capital was an old problem. “We are still working to solve this issue. We have already ordered Maniknagar Wasa pump to start working, so we are hoping that very soon the water-logging problem will be solved," he told the Bangladesh daily. 

In Chittagong, citizens criticised the city corporations for failing to clean the sacrificial waste leading to waterlogging in drains. However, the city corporation claimed that out of the 360 spots allocated, only 10-20 percent were used, another local daily Prothom Alo said. 

Eid-ul-Adha is one of the most important festivals among Muslims. It is celebrated the world over by the slaughter of animals such as cows, sheep and goats.

Despite being criticised by animal rights activists for the brutality involved, animal sacrifice persists in cultures all over the world.