Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Sep 25: K. Ashraf, President of the Mangaluru Fish Port Raw Fish Sellers and Commission Agents’ Association, has offered a clarification regarding the controversy surrounding the banner displayed in observance of the Eid Milad holiday and business closure.
In a press statement, Ashraf explained, “At the Mangaluru fish port, a banner is traditionally displayed for September 28 in observance of Eid Milad and the mandatory holiday required for Muslims and members of other religions who are part of the association. This practice has been followed by the Raw Fish Sellers’ Association for many years.
“Similarly, during other festivals such as Barkur Pooja, Ucchila Pooja, Ganesha Chaturthi, Eid Ul Fitr, Bakrid, Eid Milad, Good Friday, and Christmas, fish-selling activities come to a halt as members of the association take a mandatory holiday. This decision is made collectively by the Association of Fish Sellers and Commission Agents, the Trawl Boat Union, the Fish Buyers’ Association, and other organizations associated with the fish business.
“Regrettably, some individuals have taken to social media to spread provocative information about the Eid Milad banner at the fishing port. I kindly request the public not to be misled by this misinformation being disseminated by a few individuals on social media platforms.”