In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the state of Telangana is all set to have a cow shelter (gaushala) with around 500 cows maintained by Muslim community enthusiasts. An NGO, Bharat First, is proposing to start Qidmate Bakar Anjuman in Medak's district Toopran.
The initiative's motto is to sensitize the public and the government against illegal cow slaughter and promote communal harmony among the masses. Shiraj Qureshi, an advocate, says that the illegal transport of the cows to the slaughterhouses hurt him a lot. And then, he started the tradition of donating cows. He slammed the slaughter of cows, which has been declared illegal by the constitution and also, it's against religious customs.
Qureshi also added that the cow and its progeny are considered Allah's creation and are beneficial to all humans.
He said that cow's milk is healthy, and they don't discriminate against it as something belonging to a particular religion. They respect all religions, and all are Allah's creations. He further added that they have taken the legal route to prevent the illegal slaughtering of cows.
Khaiser Ansari, in charge at Bharat First, says the gaushala construction has already begun and will be opened soon.