M'luru: Eid Milad banner issue – Fish seller's assn prez alleges hate mongering by vested interests

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.”





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  • g m hegde, mumbai

    Mon, Sep 25 2023

    Entire fish wholesale has gone into wrong hands & fisherman are at mercy for prices. Time to revolt

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  • N Mukkawala, kinnigoly

    Mon, Sep 25 2023

    Any holidays must not be compulsory. Give opportunity for others to do business on holidays and also the needy will be served.

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 25 2023

    Who are they to force someone from selling fish. Let Muslims take holiday and other religion do business on usual...its applicable to all religion ...who has festival or tammana or jatra take off and let other do business while people demand fish either ways

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  • Susan, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 25 2023

    With super markets and other retail outlets selling fish, I dont think its a big deal.

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  • Joshi, Karkala

    Mon, Sep 25 2023

    Who are they for giving order???? Isis or pfi ???

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Sep 25 2023

    in fish business there is no hindu muslim...only some chaddis who are out of work after their party lost miserably are trying to create issues everywhere...nothing to worry...now khaki is tightened by our honourable just and most brilliant Sidda devaraya..

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Mon, Sep 25 2023

    Where is Mr Suvarna

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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Mon, Sep 25 2023

    There is no problem in having mandatory holidays by the fish sellers association.... As the gentleman says this is observed for all religions holy occasions.... Social media keyboard warriors will do their job and it is hard to stop them... They say, " andeda baayi kattoli... dondeda baayi kattere aapuji"... Public are prepared for such holidays even in Udupi when fisher folk close the market...

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