Balangir: The tradition of animal sacrifice is still being practiced in practiced in a few parts of Odisha, one such incident has been reported from Sulia pitha in Balangir district of Odisha.
The animal sacrifice has taken place in Bada Khala and Kumuria of Sanakhala under Khairaguda block. The adivasi people of the area have organized a march and maintained the age-old tradition.
The district administration had however requested the adivasi’s to reduce the number of animals being sacrificed. The adivasi’s had however said that there will be no bending of the traditions.
In order to maintain law and order, 1 DSP, 13 police officers, 2 platoons police force, 44 home guards and 3 magistrates have been appointed.