Hyderabad: Mr Shiraj Qureshi, the Supreme Court Advocate who has been working on Cow Welfare said, according to Islam if animals are subjected to cruelty in their breeding, transport, slaughter, or in their general welfare, meat from them is considered impure and unlawful to eat (Haram)
The flesh of animals killed by cruel methods (Al-Muthiah) is carrion (Al-Mujaththamah). Even if these animals have been slaughtered in the strictest Islamic manner, if cruelty was inflicted on them otherwise, their flesh is still forbidden (Haram) food, Mr Shiraj Qureshi told media here on Sunday.
He said cow milk (dhood) is shifa (has curing power), its ghee is dava (medicinal value). But if you eat its flesh, you will be ill, Mr Shiraj Qureshi said.
“ We all are disturbed reading the news of the illegal trafficking of cattle that has been going on unchecked in the State of Telangana” he said.
Dr Imran Choudhary the Persian Scholar, Jamia Milia Islamia, Satish Sharma, a gau premi from Punjab said, the Supreme Court held vide its judgement passed in the matter titled 'State of Bengal, etc, Appellants v. Ashutosh Lahiri and the others, Respondents', being Civil Appeals Nos. 6790 of 1983 with 6791 to 6794, that slaughtering of healthy cows on bakrid day is not essential or required for religious purposes of Muslims and hence cannot be exempted under state law or Article 25, he said.
Dr Choudhary also reminded that Telangana State Prohibition of Cow Slaughter and Animal Preservation Act 1977 (Sections 3, 5, 6, 10, 11), PCA act 1960 (Sections 11, 38), Transport of Animals Rules 1978 (Section 56 A,B,C) and IPC 428 and 429 - all point that the activities of the mafia are illegal and punishable under Indian Law.
He reminded the Muslims that the first chapter of the Quran was on Cow. And the biggest chapter of the Holy Quran has been on Cow. When Cow is a revered animal by Hindus, the Muslims should not slaughter,Dr Choudhary said.
Sadvi Didi said, the cattle mafia has been Violating all civil, criminal and moral laws. And, these murderers dare to go to the Home Minister seeking legitimacy for their gruesome acts. They fear neither the law of the land nor the gods above. It is high time they are pinned down and their nefarious business is shut down completely, she said.
Mr Satish Sharma, an animal activist of Go Raksha Dal from Punjab said they have come to the city and met DGP and Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad on Saturday and requested them to stop all illegal trafficking of cattle. He has given an assurance.
We are disturbed that more than 10,000 cows are said to have been slaughtered in the last couple of weeks illegally. All the Cow Premis (Cow Lovers) are planning to meet in New Delhi on November 7 to put pressure on the Government of India to declare cows as a national animal. Cow slaughtering must be illegal under IPC(Indian Penal Code).
More than 700 gauvansh have been rescued from the clutches of cattle mafia in different districts of Telangana, in the last 20 days. 26 FIRs were lodged, 33 trucks were seized with combined efforts of Gau Gyan Foundation and Telangana Police.
Dhyan Foundation supported in a big way by providing a home to all the rescued cattle at their Gaushala and putting all possible efforts to nurse and feed them back to health.
The condition in which these gauvansh were recovered makes one question whether the ones carrying out these gruesome crimes are even human or are they devils in disguise, said other speakers who spoke on the occasion.
These dignitaries have come from various cities of India to educate the masses about what Islam says about this illegal business of trafficking and slaughter.(UNI)