Shia Waqf Board seeks law to prevent killing of cows

Lucknow, July 24: Shia Waqf Board Chief Waseem Rizvi on Tuesday said a law should be made awarding strict punishment to those killing cows. 

“You can’t stop mob lynching, security can’t be deployed everywhere. So a law should be made awarding strict punishment to those killing cows”, he told media.

Besides this, Rizvi also advised Muslims to stop eating beef, adding Meat of cows is ‘haram’ in Islam as well.

Reacting to RSS leader Indresh Kumar’s statement on mob lynching and cows, he said  “I think Indresh Ji’s statement has a point. Religious sentiments should not be hurt. If the law is made to stop killing of cows, lynching will stop. You can’t kill someone who is given the status of mother by a community”.

On Monday speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Jagran Hindu Manch in Ranchi, Indresh Kumar said “The cows must be protected and cowdung should be used as cement, then both poverty and violence will end… Jesus was born in a cowshed and that is why in Christianity they talk of ‘Holy cow’. In Mecca and Medina killing cow is a crime. Can we not pledge not to kill cows. If we can pledge this our problem of mob lynching will be solved”.

“Mob lynching can’t be welcomed…if the practice of eating cow meat is stopped, many such crimes of the ‘Satan’ could be stopped,” he added.

Kumar’s remark came days after a Muslim man, Akbar alias Rakbar was lynched to death on suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.


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