Blasting the general perception about association of Muslims with the slaughter of cow and its progeny, the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) has added a feather of success in its cap by organising the first ever national conclave of Muslim cow protectors.
Held at Friozpur Zirka Anaj Mandi in Haryana’s Mewat region on September 13, this unique congregation was attended by over 10,000 Muslim gau palaks from all over the country. This was historic gathering and beyond our expectations, said MRM’s National Convener Mohd. Afzal.
The MRM has been preparing for such an event since last one year. Mewat is a Muslim dominated area of Haryana known for cow slaughter cases and subsequent violence on several occasions during the Congress regime in the past.
Senior RSS member and MRM patron Indresh Kumar, Haryana Chief Minister Manoharlal Khattar, and Chairman of All Bharat Imam Council Maulana Umer Iliyasi were conspicuous by their presence. Besides, MRM National Convener Mohd Afzal, Co-conveners Latif Magdum, Abbas Ali Bohara, Dr Imran Chaudhary, Convener of Cow Protection Cell Mohd Faiz Khan, Renuka Sharma, Tanveer Ahmed, Organising Convener Girish Juyal and others were also present.
Declare cow as national
The MRM has demanded the Centre to declare cow as national animal and is also moving international community as part of its efforts to elevate cows to a global status. The MRM will also be touring the country to spread awareness among Muslims that “cow slaughter was created as a divisive issue by the British and then perpetuated in post-Independence by the Congress, Left and pseudo-secularists” to drive a wedge between Hindus and Muslims, said Mohd Faiz Khan, Convener of MRM Cow Protection Cell. A CD and a book was also launched on the occasion. On this occasion the MRM felicitated over 80 Muslim gau palaks from different parts of the country at the hands of Indresh Kumar and Chief Minister Manoharlal Khattar. An exhibition on the subject was the star attraction of the programme.
The event titled as Akhil Bharatiya Muslim Gau Palak Sammelan was held to attract the nationalist Muslim cow breeders and herders who follow the directions of Islam as enshrined in the Islamic scriptures including the holy Quran, said Mohd Faiz Khan. He added that the holy book does not sanction sacrifice of cow as Islamic religious duty. Slaughter or sacrifice of cow has never found any sanction in the religion neither it has been the necessary part of religion, he added.
Addressing the 10,000 strong gathering of Muslim gau palaks MRM patron Indresh Kumar said that Islam or the holy Quran never allowed slaughter of cow as religious ritual. Had it been so, there would have been instances of cow sacrifice at the holy Kaaba in Mecca, he said adding that in the past 1,400 years history of Islam there was not a single incident of cow sacrifice. On the contrary, the Prophet had time and again stated that cow milk and ghee are good for health while the beef is not good for human consumption, he added.
Describing this event as a grand success, Indresh Kumar said that the Muslims from states of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Gujarat, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, besides Islamic scholars attended the conclave. He said that the MRM would continue with its mass awareness and education programme on cow protection.
Cow slaughter has been the most contentious issue and cause of communal violence in Bharat. “Those who advocate in favour of cow slaughter are not nationalists, nor secular, they are anti-people and anti-democracy”, he added. Chief Minister Manoharlal Khattar congratulated MRM for organising such a great event and exposing the myth that Muslims were responsible for cow slaughter in Bharat.
Describing Mewat as one of the famous regions for cow breeding, the Chief Minister said that time has come to wipe out the blot that Mewat was notoriously known for cow slaughter and communal clashes. He said that he received good support for the Bill on cow protection and breeding from Mewat region. This legislation has been in discussion in the entire country, he said. —Virag Pachpore