Ensure those ferrying animals are not attacked: Shahi Imam to Rajnath

Bukhari’s letter comes in the wake of a series of attacks on Muslims by self-styled gaurakshaks. It also comes exactly a year after then BJP spokesperson, and now a minister in UP government, Shrikant Sharma, kicked up a storm calling for an “eco-friendly Eid"

Written by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Published: July 15, 2017 4:59 am
 Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Letter, Shahi Imam letter to Rajnath Singh, Gaurakshaks, Lynchings, Eid-ul-Adha , Rajnath Singh, Indian Express News Muslims should be completely free to practise their religious obligations. The way we respect the religious sentiments of others, we expect the same for us,” Bukhari wrote in the letter dated July 12. (PTI)

Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid of Delhi, has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, urging him to take steps to ensure that people ferrying buffaloes and goats during Eid-ul -Adha are not attacked.

“We are not in favour of sacrificing cow. Sentiments of a particular religious community are attached with the cow. We give due respect to their religious sentiments. But, if those carrying buffaloes and goats are attacked in the name of protection of animals, then the peace of the country will get vitiated…as the sacrifice of animals on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha is a part and parcel of the Muslim faith, no hindrance should come in this way.

Muslims should be completely free to practise their religious obligations. The way we respect the religious sentiments of others, we expect the same for us,” Bukhari wrote in the letter dated July 12. Eid-ul-Adha, commonly known as Bakrid, is scheduled to be observed on September 1.

Bukhari’s letter comes in the wake of a series of attacks on Muslims by self-styled gaurakshaks. It also comes exactly a year after then BJP spokesperson, and now a minister in Uttar Pradesh government, Shrikant Sharma, kicked up a storm calling for an “eco-friendly Eid” — widely interpreted as an euphemism for an Eid without animal slaughter.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. M
    MANIK
    Jul 15, 2017 at 3:24 pm
    THIS MAN SHOULD ENSURE THAT SMUGGLING OF CATTLE SHOULD STOP OR ELSE PEOPLE INDULGING IN CATTLE SMUGLING SHALL HAVE THEIR GENITALS CUT OFF.
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    1. B
      Bharat
      Jul 15, 2017 at 8:37 am
      All Muslims are converted from Hindus only ... So identify your roots as you are drinking water of a holy river Ganges which morphs to gamga to Jamjam which flows in Mecca under the shiv .....
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. B
        Bharat
        Jul 15, 2017 at 8:34 am
        Dear Shahi Tunda Kabab can you ensure that Hindus will be safe in Muslim majority areas ... And they can freely do business with anyone as they please without taking permission from Muslims Can hindus do Durga Pooja in West Bengal or practice their religion without any fear ... Can Hindu women step out of their houses with a red bindi and wear a sari..... CaN YOU KEEP YOUR LOUDSPEAKEES BELOW THE PERMISSIBLE DECIBEL LEVEL. The Parsi communities and Jain and Sikh and Buddhist and Jews have no problem in Integrating with Hindus why these two religions Islam and Christianity have a problem ...it's a point to ponder ....
        (0)(0)
        Reply
        1. M
          Mahendra Tiwari
          Jul 15, 2017 at 8:14 am
          Mitron! let me tell you unknown realities of some top Sanghis. Modi and Shah are gay, also Swai Ramdev and his mate Balakrishna, why would Modi dessert his wife? Yogi is bestial, his cow love is well known but the other side of the coin is s x. This is not Ripley's believe it or not. Think hard and you will find the answers.
          (0)(0)
          Reply
          1. Mahendra Jain
            Jul 15, 2017 at 7:20 am
            Slowly the govt is getting the veiled threat. If muslims are asked to follow the cons ution
            (0)(0)
            Reply
            1. S
              sunny
              Jul 15, 2017 at 8:04 am
              Jain sabih Recollect late 1970 huge quantum of beef tallow import and mixing with ghee and distributed throughout India. When Money comes religious requirements took a back seat. The importers were some.......brothers. Today also major beef exporters are not Muslim
              (0)(0)
              Reply
            2. Load More Comments