Sep 14 2016
BANGLADESH: Rivers of Blood fill streets as Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Adha by cutting the throats of fully-conscious terrified animals, letting them bleed to death in agony
Pouring rains coupled with this massive and barbaric animal sacrifice ritual on the streets of Dhaka have flooded many areas of the capital, creating a gory and horrific scene of red rivers of blood and waste.
Dhaka Tribune (h/t Victoria B) Citizens of Dhaka witnessed a horrific sight amidst the celebration of Eid al-Adha on Tuesday. Rainfall and animal sacrifices across the city created a dreadful scene of blood streams across streets in the city.
Waterlogging in many parts of the city got mixed with the blood following the sacrifices of the animals creating the disturbing scene. The flooded parts of the city gave an impression akin to rivers of blood.
Many said the incident showed how the city corporations had failed to keep the city’s drainage systems functional and had paid no attention to the matter before Eid. The two city corporations designated 1,000 spots – 496 in the north and 504 in the south – for cutting animals’ throats in front of cheering crowds.
Areas like Malibagh, Baily Road, Shantinagar, Bijoynagar, Paltan, Motijheel, Jatrabari, Bakshi Bazar and Kathalbagan saw people slaughtering animals right in front of their homes.
From around 7.30am in the morning, many people were seen slaughtering animals in the streets in front of their homes and other convenient places in several areas including Mohammadpur, Mirpur, Shyamoli, Uttara, Dhanmondi, Niketon. The roads soon filled up with blood and waste.
Despite the intermittent showers, citizens thronged mosques, offered prayers and proceeded with the ritualistic goat sacrifice. In Malibagh, Baily Road, Shantinagar, Bijoynagar, Paltan, Motijheel, Jatrabari, Bakshi Bazar and Kathalbagan area, Dhaka Tribune reporters found people are sacrificing their animals in front of their homes or other places nearby.
Dhaka South City Corporation’s Deputy Chief waste management official Khandker Millatul Islam said that water logging in the capital was an old problem.
Below videos of Muslim animal sacrifice for Eid are very graphic. Viewer discretion advised.