Guwahati: Badruddin Ajmal, chief of All India United Democratic Fronts (AIUDF), asked Assam’s Muslim community to refrain from sacrificing cows in the Eid that will be observed on July 10.
“India is home to individuals from many different communities, ethnic groups, and religions. Indians are largely committed to the Sanatan religion, which venerates cows as holy symbols. Hindus believe cow as a mother,” Ajmal said.
The Dhubri Lok Sabha MP added that Islam prohibits the killing of animals.
“That is why I appeal to the Muslims not to kill cows during Eid. We strongly object to this practice,” he said.
Ajmal encouraged the Muslim community not to harm the feelings of the others and to fulfill their religious obligation by asking them to sacrifice other animals.
Darul Uloom Deoband, the country’s largest Islamic academic institute had also issued an appeal to avoid sacrificing cows on Eid two years back, said the AIUDF chief.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Assam’s unit, also requested this.
Assam government last year banned the sale of beef in areas dominated by non-beef consuming communities and within a 5-km radius of temples and ‘satras’ formed by the 15-16th century saint-reformer Srimanta Sankaradeva.