Cow should be declared as national animal: Congress MLA

Vastavam Web: A Congress MLA in Gujarat has demanded that the cow be declared as a national animal and a law should be enacted to ban cow slaughter across the country.”As per the Hindu belief, 33 crore gods and goddesses reside in the body of a cow, and therefore the BJP government should declare it as a national animal,” Shaikh said.He said that while the Congress government under Chimanbhai Patel was the first to bring the act banning cow slaughter in Gujarat, the BJP government amended the act twice but has taken no steps to help support cows.

Expressing anguish over the way people are being killed in the name of cows, Gyasuddin said, “Muslims respect Hindu’s religious sentiments and do not indulge in slaughtering cows.”The way people are killed by groups in the name of cows is a serious matter even when our Constitution gives us right to food and follow our religion in our own way, but Muslims still do not indulge in cow slaughter in order not to hurt Hindu’s religious sentiments,” he further said.