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Walking pilgrimage to protect cows


In a bid to create awareness on the need to safeguarding cows, national convenor of Muslim Rashtriya Manch, Mohammad Faiz Khan embarked on a walking pilgrimage through various states in the country. Khan has undertaken a ‘gau seva sadbhavan padyatra’ from Leh to Kanya Kumari and then further to Amritsar. He aims at motivating people to rear cows and create awareness on the ill effects of the consumption of beef.

Khan began his Padyatra from Leh on June 24, 2017 and has till date covered 10,000 kilometres and has visited 16 states in a span of 21 months. Around 4000 kilometres of distance are yet to be covered by him.

After visiting 16 states, Khan reached Mapusa town on Wednesday evening where he visited Bodgeshwar Temple. After Goa, Khan will walk towards Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Surat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Amritsar.

During his interaction Khan stressed on the importance of cow protection, cow rearing and the medicinal value of its by-products like milk, dung and urine.

Expressing happiness over his visit to 16 states, Khan who claims to be a kathavachak said: “I got a good response everywhere I went; I narrated various stories to the masses on the importance of cow protection and motivated them to rear cows.”

Raising concern over conversion in the country especially in West Bengal, Kerala and Goa, Khan said: “India is a country of varied religions, castes, creeds and cultures and hence there is no need for conversion in the country. Conversion will be demographically dangerous.”

He also demanded that the slaughter of cows should banned, adding that a petition has been given to President Ram Nath Kovind, which has been signed by the five lakh members of Muslim Rashtriya Manch.

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