Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-backed Muslim Rashtriya Manch has decided to cut a goat-shaped cake instead of sacrificing an actual animal on Bakr-Eid, reported The Indian Express. The Awadh unit of the party will cut a 5-kg cake at its Lucknow office on Tuesday. However, the national convenor of the Manch, Mohd Afzal, was not aware of the plans.

The Manch workers have also decided to do away with serving biriyani at home and offer sewaiyan and dahi vada to friends and relatives instead. Raees Khan, the convener of the Manch for the Awadh Prant, said, “Bakr-Eid can also be celebrated by cutting a cake, just like people celebrate birth anniversaries." He said he will try to promote the practice if it receives good feedback.

Co-convener Hasan Kausar said, “The Bakr-Eid festival spreads a message of humanity. We can sacrifice our children too for Allah, but it is not right to kill a goat without any reason and eat its meat.”