Lucknow: SP MLA Zameerullah Khan launches ‘Save the Cow’ campaign

Lucknow (PTI): A Muslim MLA of Samajwadi Party has launched ‘Gaye Bachao Andolan’ (Save the Cow campaign) as part of which members of the community will vow not to slaughter cows or consume its meat, an initiative welcomed by Hindu organisations.

Zameerullah Khan, SP MLA from Kol assembly in Aligarh, told PTI over phone that he has approached many Imams and clerics who have supported this campaign.

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“I will make Muslim brethren vow neither to slaughter cows nor consume cow meat. I would be the first one to take the oath,” said Khan.

The first oath will be taken by thousands of people in Tappal village where an alleged incident of cow slaughter triggered tension a few days ago. We will eventually go to every village and make Muslim brothers take the oath, he said.

The idea to launch such a campaign came following this incident which led him to think of ways to avoid such cases and also foster amity between the two communities.

Khan said, “Cow is sacred to Hindus, who are like big brothers. As far as cow slaughter is concerned, one man slaughters the animal and defames the entire community. Why do something to hurt their feelings?” he said.

The SP lawmaker said that when other “alternatives” like buffalo and goats were available, why slaughter cows?

“We gave a memorandum to the SSP recently in this regard. Even Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is against cow slaughter. Even Muslims want it therefore, it should be stopped,” he said.

To stop cow slaughter, Khan has prepared a proforma in which every person who sells cows will be required to mention his name, address, contact details and the purpose of selling the animal. The same will be applicable for the buyer too.

The MLA said that he has given the proforma to the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and it has been implemented in some places.

Khan said he would raise this issue in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly as well, adding, “I have prepared the proforma on my own. If the House agrees it can make necessary changes.”

Khan said a number of Hindu organisations have lauded the campaign.
“It is a good and welcome move. There should be no cow slaughter as it is beneficial for humanity,” VHP spokesman Sharad Sharma said and called for participation from members of both the communities.

5 Comments

  1. This is a good move by this politician. I appreciate his honesty in addressing the issue. If ‘cartoons’ are banned due to religious sentiments, why can’t we ban cow slaughtering as it seems to offend Hindus ? The real seculars like me don’t want to get bullied by any religion. Unfortunately, the fake, dishonest seculars in India act very tough on sanaathana dharma but run and hide when it comes to ‘peaceful’ religion!! What a shame!

    • Unfortunately, the fake, dishonest seculars in India act very tough on sanaathana dharma but run and hide when it comes to ‘peaceful’ religion!! What a shame! – Da REAL SICKULAR Rampa.

      IS that why you RAN away to the land of the FREE? Where everything from the land, to the slaves, to picking cotton, to building railroads – were ALL for FREE! Good job ya Rampu’ji. You never cease to amaze me ya Rampa.

      Gosh! Selling off my TV was worth it! Thank God for Rampa and his jokes. I have forgotten the spelling of ‘Boredom’. 🙂

    • I appreciate his honesty in addressing the issue. – Rampu’ji

      Did you issue him his ‘honesty” certificate from the kitchen of your Whitehouse?

  2. “..Whitehouse….slaves…picking cotton…land of free…” – Joker Praveena Pinto

    Apparently someone is still crying about a ‘bhagna swapna’ that resulted in boarding a flight to Saudi Arabia two decades ago!! Oh well, thanks to internet – he can always google different names/places, look at those pictures and be happy!! LOL

    • Apparently someone is still crying about a ‘bhagna swapna’ – RampaNNA

      Sigh! But don’t worry ya Rampa. Time is a great healer and as you very well know, Rome wasn’t built in a day. 🙂

      Some day the ignominy of your Pradhana Sevaka’s rejected visa will fade from his numero uno Bkahta’s (you) memory. I can very well understand how frustrating it was for you when even countries such as Malawi, Burundi, Niger, Somalia and Ivory Coast denied visas for your Pradhana Sevaka.

      I can imagine the shock that both he and you suffered. His beard turned white literally overnight and till today, it does not show any signs of turning black again. Or hey, is the ಬೊಲ್ಧು ಗಡ್ಡ not turning ಕಪ್ಪು because I’m not praying enough? That’s a thought, isn’t it? But then, if ಲಾರ್ಡ್ ರಾಂಪ doesn’t mind, could we discuss this some other day, please?

      And I guess that is why he goes to countries such as Mongolia and is magnanimous enough to extend them a mere 1 Billion USD’s of credit! ಅಯ್ಯೋ ರಾಂಪ, I don’t blame the Mongolians if they think that India’s ಪ್ರಧಾನ ಸೇವಕ is a monogrammed Fort Knox!

      And as for your precarious condition, sigh, although I’m not much of a Praying Man(tis), I can only assure you that I’ll get down on bended knees and pray some more for you. And I’ll start right away…. as in yesterday! Deal ya ರಾಂಪಣ್ಣ?

      Whenever you start feeling better, please drop me a postcard like you normally do whenever some poor soul is apprehended smuggling gold through MIA. And in case you don’t have some loose change for stamps, or the effort is too much, even a line out here will suffice. At least then I’ll know if St. Vincent DePaul and St. Aloysius of Gonzaga have heard my prayers and poor you are on the road to recovery.

      And again, please remember that ರೋಮ್ ವಾಸ್ ನೋಟ್ ಬಿಲ್ಟ್ ಇನ್ ಏ ಡೇ.

      — ಇತೀ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರವೀಣ

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