On Wednesday, Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind president Maulana Syed Arshad Madani while expressing concern at the “atmosphere of fear” following violence by ‘gau rakshaks’ said that the government should accord national animal status to the cow.
“The government should give national animal status to the cow and we will support it,” Madani said. Notably, Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind is one of the leading Islamic organisations in India that represents a large number of Islamic scholars in the country.
Talking about gaurakhshaks he said, “These young gau rakshaks are exploiting religion to loot and murder people and taking law into their own hands. We respect the religious sentiments of our Hindu brethren but no one can be allowed to take law and order into their own hands,”
Referring to the issue of triple talaq that is likely to come up in the Supreme Court on Thursday, he said, “If the Supreme Court comes out with such an acceptable solution, we will welcome it,”. He also added that the Supreme Court should ask the ulemas, or Islamic scholars, to discuss its objections and come out with solutions before direct intervention in the matter.
“The court should give a chance to the ulemas to discuss and sort out its objections over triple talaq. Then they (Supreme Court) may consider those solutions and give judgement. Such a judgement based on religious interpretation will be acceptable to us,” he said.