Concerns raised over cow vigilantism, PM’s Israel visit

Raising serious concerns over instances of cow vigilantism in the country and the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel, leaders of several Muslim organisations have called upon people to resist the attempts being made to alter the secular and social fabric of the country.

Resolution adopted

The leaders under the umbrella of the Muslim Organisation Coordination Committee, which met in Kozhikode, adopted a resolution seeking the support of like-minded parties to be part of a rally as its first phase of campaign to be held in Kochi shortly.

Indian Union Muslim League leader Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal presided over the meeting. The other signatories to the resolution include P.K. Kunhalikutty and E.T. Mohammed Basheer, MPs, Syed Mohammed Koya Thangal Jamulalli, Ummer Fazi Mukkom, K. Moinkutty, T.P. Abdulla Koya Madani, P. Uneenkutty Moulavi, Kunhi Mohammed Madani Paravur, C.P. Salim, Sheikh Mohammed Karakunnu, P.P. Abdurehiman Peringadi, Ali Akbar Moulavi, E.P. Ashraf Bakhavi, Kadakkal Abdul Aziz Moulavi, Thodiyoor Mohammed Kunju Moulavi, Abdul Kher Moulavi and P. Mammed Koya.

The resolution said the Prime Minister’s warning to cow vigilantes during the centenary celebrations of Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad lacked sincerity. Provisions in the laws framed to protect cows were fraught with anomalies. The intervention of the courts on the ban on cattle slaughter had been a temporary relief, it said.

Change in policy

The resolution added that the meeting between Mr. Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had compromised India’s traditional policy against imperialism and on the Palestine cause. The change in diplomatic policy only helped to refurbish Israel and pave the way for that country to carry out trade and commerce in India on a large scale, the resolution said.

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