Sri Lanka approves ban on animal sacrifices at Hindu temples

 
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Sri Lanka, Sep 13 (TNS): Sri Lanka has approved ban on animal sacrifices at Hindu temples, after growing protests over the rituals from the country’s Buddhist majority as well as moderate Hindus.

The cabinet approved a proposal in this regard that was put forward by the Hindu Religious Affairs minister to outlaw the ancient practice that is still observed at several temples in Sri Lanka.

The government said in a statement that a bill is being prepared to ban animal and bird sacrifices at Hindu temples.