The spiritual head of Ajmer Dargah Zainul Abedin Ali Khan on Thursday said the Muslim community should present an example by protecting cows which hold religious significance for Hindus. He also suggested that those who create violence over the issue of beef should avoid doing it and called upon both the communities to live with harmony and unity in the interest of the country.
"Some elements are trying to disturb the harmony between Hindu and Muslim communities on the issue of beef. Cow is the religious symbol for Hindus but the issue of beef has become a new weapon of religion which is having a negative impact on the image of the country," he said in a statement.
Khan, who is the Deewan of the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, said Prophet Muhammad in his preaching was also against eating beef and there is no evidence in history of any Sufi saint or religious leader eating beef.
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