Home News Reports Journalist claims that pigs in Jammu zoo will outrage Muslims in Kashmir

Journalist claims that pigs in Jammu zoo will outrage Muslims in Kashmir

A new zoo is coming up in Jammu and Kashmir, which is expected to become a major tourist attraction in the state. The state has seen tourism being impacted due to recent rise in terrorist incidents, fueled by local terrorists as well as cross-border infiltration.

The zoo, named Jambu Zoo, will have various animals, and one of those will be hogs. But if one journalist is to be believed, having hogs, or pigs, in the zoo will be a bone of contention, since pigs are deemed unclean in Islam.

The journalist named Majid Hyderi claims that pigs in the zoo is bound to spark a fresh controversy in the state, especially in the Kashmir valley.

- Ad - - article resumes -

“Pigs are deemed as unclean animals in Islam and hosting them in a zoo will have political consequences,” the journalist writes.

Apart from giving a religious colour to the upcoming zoo, the journalist goes on to give it a political colour by writing “The state is currently ruled by a coalition of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), which is believed to be extremely unpopular. The introduction of pigs by this government is fraught with risk in a volatile region.”

The journalist, who also writes for mainstream Indian publications like India Today’s DailyO, quotes an anonymous source that claims that the BJP-PDP government sees the pigs as a sign of “good luck”.

“Many fortune tellers close to the corridors of power had advised them to bank on pigs. So it was decided, why not to give this mascot a try when the state is struggling for peace,” an anonymous source is quoted as saying.

It should be noted that consulting fortune tellers is also considered haraam (forbidden) in Islam by many conservative and puritan Muslim groups, and this anonymous quote appears to be an attempt to spark a controversy where there might be none.

There have been no news of any Muslim group protesting against ‘pigs’ yet, though it is true that pigs are considered unclean and to be avoided in Islam. Two years ago, offices of Marathi newspaper Lokmat witnessed angry protests by outraged Muslims, because the paper had printed cartoon of a piggy bank with ISIS seal on it.

Earlier Jammu and Kashmir had seen protests over liquor being sold at Srinagar airport, because liquor is considered haraam in Islam. The move to sell liquor was finally dropped after these protests. Similarly, there have been protests over opening of cinema halls in Kashmir, as many conservative Islamic groups consider moving pictures and music as haraam too.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken cognisance of the complaint of sexual harassment that was made by one Himanshi Gupta against a senior producer of Kapil Sibal backed Tiranga TV.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Mangalore: Mohammad Ansari rapes a cow by tying its limbs, villagers catch him in the act, arrested

The villagers also made Ansari touch cow’s feet and ask for forgiveness for raping her. However, when Ansari approached the calf, the animal freaked out and started running.

Abusive actor Ajaz Khan arrested by Mumbai Police for instigating violence through social media

Mumbai Police arrests small-time actor Ajaz Khan after he mocked the police on TikTok

Mangaluru villagers caught Mohammad Ansari raping a calf, police arrests villagers for ‘hurting religious beliefs’

In the Kunjathbail village in Mangaluru, Mohammad Ansari was caught red-handed by the villagers while he was raping a calf.

Revisiting Sainbari, a blot on Indian Democracy: When Communists made a mother eat rice with her dead sons’ blood

The Sainbari incident remains the most horrific instance of political violence in the country.

Here are 15 famous quotes from Harsha Bhogle during his commentary stint

The famous Indian commentator, Harsha Bhogle, born on July 19 in Hyderabad is celebrating his 58th birthday today.

Live updates Karnataka Trust Vote: House adjourned, floor test now expected on Monday

JDS-Congress government of Karnataka is facing their second floor test after assembly elections were held in May last year.
Tamil media on dead tiger

Tiger dies after eating a Sambar Deer, Tamil Media reports how it died after consuming ‘Sambhar Rice’

On Sunday evening, a tiger was found dead soon after it had eaten a sambar deer. The carcass was found in the Parsons Valley reservoir in the Nilgiris district.
Couple forced out of village; husband pressurised to accept wife’s religion

Hindu boy’s family forced out of village for marrying Muslim girl, police advices boy to convert as villagers threaten to kill

Newlywed Hindu boy and Muslim girl approach SSP for protection as villagers threaten to kill them and local police ask the boy to convert
Salma Ansari's temple plan receives AMU's objection

AMU administration’s jolt to Mrs Ansari’s secularism pitch, says no to temple plan inside ‘Chacha Nehru Madarsa’

Salma Ansari, the wife of former vice president Hamid Ansari, had announced recently that she will have a temple built inside the 'Chacha Nehru Madarsa' that she runs in AMU campus.
Shashi Tharoor supports Sanjiv Bhatt

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor extends support to disgraced cop Sanjiv Bhatt sentenced to life in custodial death case

Shashi Tharoor had tweeted today that he had met with the family of disgraced cop Sanjiv Bhatt
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

173,675FansLike
159,226FollowersFollow
74,862SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post