Muzaffarnagar: Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, on Monday asked Muslims not to slaughter cows on occasion of Id-ul-Adha to respect sentiments of Hindus.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Maulana Abdul Khalique said guidlines in "ahkame idul zuah (concept of sacrifice), an instruction book brought out by the seminary, say that Muslims should avoid slaughtering cows wherever it is banned.
To respect the law and in view of feelings of Hindus, he said cow slaughter should be avoided as it does not have any added significance in the rituals.
"Other cattle can be used for scarifice so as not to breach the law," he said.
Id-ul-Adha will be celebrated on November 17.