No politics on cow, Gita, Ganga: Faiz Khan

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 May 2018 11:45:58


By Abhishek Kumar

No politics should be played on cow, holy epic ‘Bhagavad Gita’ and holy river ‘Ganga’ in the country. The cow, the Gita and the Ganga are associated with national pride, said National Convener of Gau Seva Cell of Muslim Rashtriya Manch Mohammad Faiz Khan, who started the 12,000 kms ‘Gau Seva Sadbhavana Padyatra’ from Leh in Jammu Kashmir on June 24, 2017. Speaking to The Hitavada, 37-year-old Mohammad Faiz Khan, hailing from Raipur, said that he had taken out the foot march to create mass awareness about cow rearing, cow protection, medicinal qualities of cow milk and its products.

“My foot march has already covered over 5,500 kilometres covering 125 districts and 10,000 villages of 10 states including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh,” he elaborated. Khan said that the main motto of the foot march is to spread a message of communal harmony through the service (Seva) of cow (Gau). It is a matter of sorrow that violence occurs in the country in the name of cow protection. People must serve and protect the cow, which is the saviour of mankind, said the National Convener of Gau Seva Cell of Muslim Rashtriya Manch. Faiz disclosed that his foot march didn’t get cooperation in West Bengal where cow slaughtering and cow smuggling are at peak.

Faiz, who did M.Phil from Pt Ravi Shankar Shukla University Raipur, has delivered at least 500 lectures on the importance of cow so far. Faiz said that he got inspired by a novel ‘Ek Gai ki Atmakatha’ written by Girish Pankaj, in which the main character is a Muslim and faces a lot of problems. After reading the novel, Faiz dedicated his life for the cause of cows. Instead of going to Madarsa Mohammad Faiz Khan got his primary education in Saraswati Shishu Mandir Raipur