Haridwar: Head of Dwarkashardapeeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati today said cow is the mother of not only Hindus but also of Muslims as its milk is as much beneficial for believers of one faith as for those of another.
In a statement here, Swami Swaroopanand said a Hindu gets as much protein out of cow’s milk as a Muslim. So it is absolutely correct to say that the cow is the mother of not only Hindus but also of Muslims.
Noting that saving cow is in the interest of Indians no matter which religion they belong to, the Shankaracharya said it is on the basis of the provisions of the Constitution of India that laws have been framed in different parts of the country against cow slaughter and there is nothing wrong with that.
He said the laws against cow slaughter were challenged from time to time in the Supreme Court but such pleas have always been rejected.
Speaking of the many utilities of cow, Swaroopanand said apart from the nutritional benefits of cow milk, its urine is used to cure deadly diseases besides various uses of its skin and bones after its death.
Apart from laying down laws against cow slaughter, there should also be a ban on sale of its meat, he said.
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India retains its top spot as the world’s largest exporter of beef, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and has extended its lead over the next highest exporter, Brazil. It must be noted, however, that the U.S. government classifies even buffalo meat as beef.
According to the data, India exported 2.4 million tonnes of beef and veal in FY2015, compared to 2 million tonnes by Brazil and 1.5 million by Australia. These three countries account for 58.7 per cent of all the beef exports in the world. India itself accounts for 23.5 per cent of global beef exports. This is up from a 20.8 per cent share last year.
It is irrelevant whether Muslims considers Cow ,, mother or not . Important is that according to the teachings of Islam , a Muslim must respect to others sentiments . Honouring others sentiments is more important than eating beef . Eating of beef does not make God- loving but respecting others faith is an integral part of Islam .