Goat Featuring Ram's Name Sparks Furor: Mumbai Police Detains Shop Owner
Goat Featuring Ram's Name Sparks Furor: Mumbai Police Detains Shop Owner

Mumbai: Mumbai Police has lodged a complaint against the owner of a meat shop in Navi Mumbai following the circulation of a post featuring a goat with the name of the Hindu deity Ram printed on its skin. The image, which went viral on social media, depicted the goat intended for sale ahead of the Eid al-Adha (Bakrid) festival.

"In response to the filed complaint, a case has been registered under CBD Belapur Police Station Crime Register No. 123/2024," announced the police on Saturday.

Providing initial details, an official stated, "Preliminary investigations reveal that a goat bearing the name of Ram was displayed for sale at the Good Luck Mutton Shop in CBD Sector One, Navi Mumbai. Subsequently, a complaint was filed under pertinent sections of the IPC, leading to the detention of the shop owner."

The matter sparked outrage among various Hindu organizations on social media platforms. Expressing concern, user Hindutva Knight (@HPhobiaWatch) expressed, "This is outrageous. A goat sold by 'Good Luck Mutton store' with Ram's name written on it. The goat will be slaughtered on Bakrid in the open to deliberately incite the Hindu community. Requesting @Navimumpolice, @MumbaiPolice, to take strong action for deliberately causing a law & order issue."

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