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BJP MLA To Muslims: Sacrifice Sons Instead Of Animals, Do Not Visit Durga Pandals

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| September 25 , 2015 , 14:45 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party from Indore MLA Usha Thakur sparked a controversy with her comments on the festival of Eid al-Adha. Usha_thakur Talking about the ritual of sacrifice among Muslim community on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Thakur said that according to the tales, a son was sacrificed on this day and he changed into goat. So, people should sacrifice their sons instead of innocent animals. Bakri Eid or Eid-ul-Zuha or Eid al-Adha is one of the most celebrated festivals among Muslims all over the world. The festival is a day to commemorate the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. She also said that true Muslims should not visit any Durga pandal as the Quran prohibits idol worship. "The Quran says that the worshipping of idols is prohibited. Therefore, any true Muslim should not go to any Durga pandal," Thakur told media here. Thakur said Durga Puja and Garba are not sources of entertainment, but a reflection of the faith Hindus have on their goddess. Thakur had made similar anti-minority remarks during garba functions last year. She had also lashed at the women by claiming that mothers across the country have gone lazy that’s why the sale of Maggi has attained such huge proportions, of late.