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SP MP Choudhary Munavvar Saleem Writes to PM Seeking Ban on Cow Slaughter

Samajwadi Party MP Choudhary Munavvar Saleem has written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a ban on cow slaughter in the country.

Vivek Trivedi | News18.com

Updated:April 15, 2017, 5:11 PM IST
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SP MP Choudhary Munavvar Saleem Writes to PM Seeking Ban on Cow Slaughter
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Bhopal: Samajwadi Party MP Choudhary Munavvar Saleem has written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a ban on cow slaughter in the country.

Apparently, expressing disappointment over cow slaughter row, the Rajya Sabha MP from Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, has urged the government to identify those who sell and purchase ageing cows in cattle fairs.

Seeking utmost respect for the cow in every household of the country, Saleem sought an absolute ban on the trade of cow organs and skin.

In his letter written, the Samajwadi MP demanded gaushalas everywhere so that these animals could be sheltered and safeguarded. “I hope you would be banning five-star hotels that serve beef and companies involved in beef export,” he wrote.

“There is a sense of fear among a certain community, of late. The so-called gaurakshaks are spelling terror in the name of the cow which is absolutely wrong,” Saleem, who is admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi told News18 over the phone.

According to him, the cow did not belong to any particular community and was part of the diverse Indian culture. “Right from first Mughal emperor Babar to the last one — Bahadur Shah Zafar, all of them safeguarded cows with laws more stringent than the existing ones,” he said.

Tipu Sultan used to chop off hands of those who killed cows and even Aurangzeb who is scoffed by historians used to save cows, Saleem claimed. He added that it's painful to see that vested interests are fuelling enmity between Hindus and Muslims in the name of a cow which should be stopped at any cost.

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| Edited by: Mirza Arif Beg
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