THIS is with reference to the letter ‘Are we prepared for Eidul Azha?’ (June 2), which rightly pointed out the fact that we do not at all practice the essence of religious teachings during the three days of the Eidul Azha festival.

The remains of sacrificial animals are seen littered in lanes and streets in just about every neighbourhood for several days. The less-than-efficient disposal of animal remains poses a serious health hazard to one and all in the communities.

Our religion could not have stressed the significance of cleanliness in our personal and social lives more than what it already has. Unfortunately, we do not follow these principles and teachings of the religion practically in our lives. We spend six-digit amounts on buying the best possible animals, and additionally spend lavishly on hosting Eid dinners and barbecues, but we struggle to dish out the meagre amount of money that would ensure efficient disposal. Why?

We must think about this critical question.

Dr Abdul Sattar Essa Jaffer
Karachi

Published in Dawn, June 17th, 2024

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