Posters in Ahmedabad claim eating beef is forbidden in Islam

Posters with pictures of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and the Islamic symbol of the crescent moon and star have come up in an Ahmedabad locality with a message from the Gauseva and Gauchar Vikas Board, quoting a verse it claims is from the Quran. The text in Arabic says that beef is the cause of several diseases.


The poster, which appeared in Bapunagar area of the city, greets Muslims on the occasion of Janmashtami. The verse in Arabic: “Akramul Bakra Fainaha Saiyedul Bahaima” has been translated as “Show respect to cows as it is the leader of all bovines. Its milk, ghee and butter have therapeutic properties and its meat is the cause of several diseases”.


However, questions are now being raised over the content of the poster and the motive behind putting them up.