Hyderabad: Muslim scholars in the city have urged the community to avoid killing of cattle. The advice comes in wake of skirmishes over cow slaughter across the country.
“When someone gets hurt by any act, it is better to avoid it. There are other ways and they can be practised,” noted a religious scholar at a meeting.
Mohammed Khan, president of Jamaat-e-Islami Telangana and Odhisa, said that certain groups are using the issue of cow slaughter to rake up communal violence. “In such situation, the community should desist from killing the cattle for a year or two,” Mr Khan said.
The meeting was attended by heads of various organisations and Muslim groups. A delegate, Sadiq Mohiuddin, said that there is unrest in the country over cow slaughter. “It is up to the community to do it or not. It is voluntary,” he said.
However, the Muslim United Forum, an umbrella of several religious organisations and eminent religious personalities, has asked the government to provide security during the festivals.
“Every year, during the Bakri Eid, vehicles carrying cattle are stopped and the people are attacked. We urge the government to provide security to prevent any communal flare-up," said Moulana Mohammed Raheemuddin Ansari, president of the Muslim United Forum (MUF)....