A small section of Indian Muslim society IS involved with desi cow protection and also, cattle conservation- there are Muslim gau paalaks and gau sewaks, Muslim proponents of Cow Rearing and even Muslim Cattle conservationists. Let us see some examples.

Jabar Jat, Kutchh:

Jabar had resorted to hunger strike outside the Kutchh collector’s office (Gujarat), demanding fodder arrangements per taluka (mandaal / block) of the district.

Jabar Jat, a Muslim agitating for cattle fodder in Kutchh

Marwar Muslim Educational and Welfare Society (MMEWS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan: Haji Mohammed Atique

Self-described as an adarsh gaushala (model cow shelter), and established by a Muslim institution in Jodhpur, the gaushala is taking care of old and sick cows. It is also assisting dairy farmers in a dozen surrounding villages in looking after their animals, and earning goodwill for promoting communal amity. Launched in 2004 by Jodhpur-based Marwar Muslim Educational and Welfare Society (MMEWS), the initiative has won mass appreciation, with hundreds of people handing over cows and bulls to the shelter.

Haji Mohammad Atique

Old, weak, sick, abandoned, and neglected cows are given priority at the sprawling gaushala located in Bujhawad village off the Jodhpur-Barmer highway, 12km from Jodhpur. The shelter claims to be the first gaushala to be wholly owned and managed by the Muslim community.


Ali Hassan (61) and Noor Hasan (45): Gopal Goshala, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh:

The duo own and look after the 800 cows in this Gaushala.


Faiz Khan, Raipur, Chhattisgarh:

Faiz, a teacher of politics (Hindi) by education, left his job to be involved with promoting cattle conservation in India.

Faiz Khan

A novel ‘Ek Gai ki Atmakatha’ authored by Girish Pankaj inspired him to dedicate his life for the cause of cows.

He also supports Sanskrit.

Mohd. Faiz Khan supporting Sanskrit

He was also felicitated at functions across India, particularly in GauShala programs.


Rajak Pathan and his sons Majid and Zuber Pathan, Indapur, Pune, Maharashtra:

Probably the top of this list would be the Pathan family from Maharashtra. They have saved several varieties of the Gir breed and Poonganur breed, and have also saved separate varieties of Khillar cattle from extinction. This is best viewed on the SaamTV documentaries on the Pathan cattle farm. ; but this Pathan family has its own website

The cow-related work of the Pathan family from Pune’s rural countryside in the Bhima River valley, started under Bismillabi Pathan (the grandmother and matriarch) who was a dedicated cow herder;  her son, Shri Rajak Pathan, was a kid when his father passed away and his widowed mother Bismillabi had to look after her son and herself. She would raise money with petty labour alongside tending to cows and was spotted sitting amidst contented cows, a scene which interested Gujarati passers-by, who admired how a herd of cows reposed so much affection and security in this Muslim woman. They donated a few more cows, the Gir from Gujarat, and the mother-son duo of Bismillabi and Rajaak Pathan took them up for grazing and rearing. From an impoverished status, the association with cows provided a perfect complement to Rajaak Bhai, who gradually started earning money – he married and has two sons: Majid Bhai Pathan and Juber Bhai Pathan. The Pathan family today owns hundreds of acres of land, has a construction business and showroom, agriculture land and apartments, of which a significant share is used for the upkeep of their cattle.

They have an entity called the Rachana Khillar Farm for rearing the Khillar and another entity called the Deval Gir Fam which is for the Gir cattle from Gujarat.

The name Rachana is thus their business name – but the name Deval is the name of a Pune brahmin teacher. Both are Hindu names.

Majid Bhai Pathan has the endangered dwarf breed Poonganur cow, a breed from South India, which eats about  kg fodder to give almost 3 kg milk in hilly terrain, whose bull is very hardy for  work and whose milk is medicinal especially for women with infertility.

Majid Pathan has the extremely rare Black Khillar.

Majid Bhai with his Black Khillar cattle

Majid Bhai also has the highly endangered Black Gir, the White Gir (which they claim is THE white cow of Sri Krishna standing with his divine flute in a tribhangi pose) and his farm maintains separate strains of the different varieties of Gir and Khillar.

Rajak Pathan, his  father, was visited by politicians and by Vijaypat Singhania. <iframe width=”854″ height=”480″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

The JK Trust of Dr Vijaypat Singhania Centre of Excellence Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Livestock at Gopalnagar, near Bilaspur, in Chhattisgarh and Vadgaon-Rasai near Pune prvided the know-how and team; even endangered Tharrparkar and Khillar cattle have been given a new progeny line in this way.)

Test tube calf born at Majid Pathan’s farm: The left side cow is the biological mother (Gir) and the eleft side cow is a crossbred cow who served as thee surrogate mother; the worker has lifted the calf

Pune farm sees country’s first calf born to surrogate cow in mobile lab



While every Hindu isn’t a GauSewak, every Muslim isn’t a cow-hater. (A small portion of some ostensibly pro-Hindu Muslim people could be engaged in Taqqiya, but even that is a result of Hindu influence. The author of the post has personally been to the farm of one such Muslim Gaau Samvardhak and attests to the dedication that is also not seen in many Hindu-run GauShalas.)

Indeed, the sterling work on cattle conservation done by the Pathan family in Pune is exemplary. They even used Embryo Transfer technology for propagation of germ plasm to further the endangered breeds of Desi cattle.

Hindus always respect patriotic Muslim Indians, be they Ashfaqullah Khan, Ustad Bismillah Khan, APJ Abdul Qalam, Mohammed Rafi, Abdul Hamid and others.

Such work is good for national unity by providing a narrative that goes counter to the anti-national designs of Leftists and Liberals whose industry thrives on divisive politics that is anti-national to the core.

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