Hyderabad: The Qureshi community, mainly engaged in cattle business, has requested the city police to ensure that there will be no attacks on the traders during transportation of cattle for the ensuing Bakrid. They also appealed to the police not to register “unnecessary cases” against the traders to appease any particular community.
At a meeting held with the Qureshi community, the Muslim leaders and scholars by the city police at Salar Jung Museum, the traders said that this is the time of the year when they can make some money. Mohd Saleem, TRS MLC, said that some unsocial elements form vigilant groups and target the cattle traders.
“They snatch away cattle from the owners and shift them to cow shelters. Then starts the misery of the traders who run into losses of lakhs of rupees,” he said.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said that the police will cooperate with the traders and the community provided they adhere to the rules. “Festive atmosphere should prevail and the police will work towards it. At the same time, the public should observe a neat and clean Bakrid festival which the police and other government departments will assist ,” he said....