The spiritual head of Ajmer dargah has said that the government should put a ban on the slaughter of all bovine animals as well as the sale of beef to promote communal harmony in the country.
Dargah Deewan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan said on Monday that Muslims should take the initiative to stay away from slaughter of bovine animals and not consume beef so that a good and positive message could be communicated in the country.
Releasing his message in the presence of religious heads of various shrines from different parts of the country during 805th annual Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer, Khan announced that he and his family members will not eat beef now on and said that the government should declare the cow as the national animal.
“The government should widely impose a ban on slaughtering of all bovine animals and sale of beef, which is one of the prominent reasons for communal hatred. Muslims should become an example by taking resolution to not consume beef in the interest of communal harmony in the country,” he said.
Welcoming the Gujarat government’s move to enact a law with the provision of life sentence for those found guilty of cow slaughter, the Deewan said, “The cow is the symbol of religious belief. Not only the government, but it is also the duty of every follower of the religion to protect them.”