Tension prevails in the city with the Vishva Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal activists seizing beef cattle, brought to the city from districts, in the name of Cow Slaughter Prohibition Act. Interestingly the police and leaders of the Hindu outfits remembers Cow Slaughter Prohibition Act only on the occasion of Baqraeid, while the truth is that the non Muslims themselves are much more involved in cattle trade and beef and hide business.
Thousands of cows are slaughtered in Al Kabir slaughter house daily. It must be recalled that the above said organizations had launched a massive campaign against the slaughter house few years ago, but when it was discovered that the owner of the Al Kabir slaughter house is not a Muslim as presumed, but is a non Muslim, the campaign has been put in cold storage.
You would be surprised to know that India will become the world’s third largest beef exporter this year after Brazil, Australia and America. When we talk about the purchaser, supplier, manufacturer, trader and exporter of cowhide, then the name of Apama leathers pvt. Ltd. will be at the top of the list, which was founded by Mr. A Maria in 1992.
It cannot be denied that cow is ‘halaal’ in Islam hence Muslims in large numbers eat beef but it is also equally true that non Muslims are more responsible for cow smuggling and have sway over its trade and export business of its beef and hide.
Mohammed Jaseemuddin Nizami