Lucknow, Oct 17: To send a message of social harmony, a cow milk party was today organised here during which a prominent Muslim leader asked people of his community not to consume beef for peace and harmony in the country.
Those who took part in the party were distributed cow milk with a message to discourage cow slaughter and consumption of beef. Noted Sunni leader and member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangimahli who attended the party said "this will send a good message the world over...whenever anything goes out from Lucknow it reaches far off places".
"Even when riots took place in the country or during the Ayodhya incident, Lucknow remained calm and I appeal to Muslim brothers not to consume cow meat so that there is peace and harmony in our country," he said.
The speakers during the party said that at the time when one person is killed in Dadri on rumours of beef consumption and another is lynched in Himachal Pradesh on doubt of beef smuggling, the Milk party in Lucknow will send out a message of brotherhood and amity.
The member of executive council of the Lucknow University Anil Singh said that this cow milk party is to lodge a protest against organising beef and pork parties at some places. Several eminent citizens and scholars took part in the party.