Social activist and Vice Chancellor of Maulana Azad Urdu University Mr. Zafar Sareshwala mocked at Maharashtra government’s decision to put a ban on meat sale for a couple of days. Speaking to Siasat Mr. Zafar Sareshwala, who is in Hyderabad to review the performance of Urdu University, said that he is against the ban on meat sale in Mumbai and misleading posters regarding Gau raksha in Gujarat. He expressed his resentment over the issue by talking to authorities of Gujarat government following which Gujarat government not only apologized but withdrew posters.
Zafar Sareshwala asserted that putting a ban on meat sale on the pretext of respecting the religious sentiments of Jain community was incomprehensible. He asked if Jain community resides only in Maharashtra?
Commenting upon the poster in which ‘Quranic text has been cited. He told that a quote from Arabic medical book has been presented as Quranic Ayah which is quite misleading and has nothing to do with Quran.
It must be noted that Gujarat government’s Gau Seva Aayog (Cow Welfare Commission) has launched a state-wide campaign for cow protection by falsely quoting the Quran.
This campaign has stirred a hornet’s nest in Gujarat as Islamic experts now say that the phrase used in the billboard by claiming ‘There is advice for cow protection in the Holy Quran’ is definitely not from the Quran. They also claim that the line is without reference and not clear from which Hadeeth it has been selected.