Muslim trust to set up a cow-shelter
By Rizwan Khatik - Fri Nov 11, 7:43 am
A mausoleum of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti located in Ekalbara village near here has come forward with the initiative.
According to Kadir Pirzada Sajjadanashin, “The mausoleum is the first in entire country which has taken a lead in setting up a ‘Gau Shala’ (cow-shelter) for protection of cows.”
“For this, we have founded a trust for setting up the shelter on 1.75 acres of land in the village,” he said, adding the village panchayat has unanimously passed a resolution donating the land to the trust.
The shrine holds the largest fair in Gujarat, which is attended by Hindus and Muslims alike every year.
On the occasion of the fair beginning from today, conference on the theme of ‘communal harmony’ has been organised at the venue, which will be presided over by Governor Kamla Beniwal and Shaktisinh Gohil, the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly.