The fixed price for beef for the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha is Rs132.50/kg.
This is the official and confirmed price for beef unveiled by the Minister of trade and commerce Hon Gungah on July 18.
The price for beef was well received by the Muslim community and many have taken to social media in droves to thank the government in place for the positive incentive taken by the concerned ministry.
Talking to the media, Minister Gungah declared the only importer of live ox/bull is Socovia Ltd.
However, Muslim clerics made it clear the festival of Eid-ul-Adha or Bakreid is solely for spiritual purpose warning against fraudulent practices asking the community to take appropriate precautions regarding the age of the animal to be slaughtered.
It is compulsory that the animal for slaughter has reached the age minimum of two or more than two years to be eligible for sacrifice.
Questions are now being raised by many as to how will the buyers of the animals check for the eligibility for slaughter? Will the company in question allow for the check.
So far, only a few volunteers, contacted by the buyers of the animals are able to check the animal age by proceeding through a dentition inspection.
If an animal is less than 2 years old, the sacrifice, known as << Qurbani >>, is void.