Karimnagar: AIMIM city president Syed Gulam Ahmed Hussain on Saturday appealed to Muslim community not to kill cows in Qurbani Wazeeb during Bakrid festival, as it would be considered a crime under law.
The appeal was made when Gulam Ahmed, along with other AIMIM leaders, met city mayor Y. Sunil Rao and requested him to take necessary steps for making elaborate arrangements for Bakrid festival in Karimnagar city.
Speaking on the occasion, the AIMIM city president said history tells us that Moghul emperors Babar, Akbar, Jehangir and Aurangzeb banned killing of cows during their reign, considering them sacred animals for Hindus. The last Nizam of Hyderabad state Mir Usman Ali Khan also implemented the law prohibiting cow slaughter from 1920.
Gulam Ahmed said, “According to Islamic law, the work we do as part of our routine should not harm and hurt feelings of people belonging to other religions. Even Prophet Mohammad preached the same to people of Muslim community”.
The AIMIM city chief said Qurbani Wazeeb is being given from the time of Ibrahim-ale-Salaam and Ismail-ale-Salaam, which will continue until people exist in this world. But due to Coronavirus pandemic, many families are finding it difficult to make ends meet. Under these conditions, it will not be wrong if they do not offer Qurbani Wazeeb, he underlined.
Former deputy mayor Mohammad Sami, corporators Syed Barkath Ali, Mohammad Sharfuddin, Mohammad Asifa Atheen, Ali Baba and Azahar Dabeer were among those present at the meeting with mayor Sunil....