Aligarh : A body of Muslim intellectuals on Monday said it would extend full support to any proposal of the Centre for banning cow slaughter and declaring cow as the national animal.

“Our organisation has passed a resolution welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent statement condemning the lynching of innocent people in the name of ‘gau raksha’ (cow protection) in different parts of the country,” Director of Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis (FMSA) Jasim Mohammad said in Aligarh.

“We will extend full support to any proposal of the Centre for banning cow slaughter and declaring cow as the national animal of India,” he said.