Aligarh, Dec 27: The vehicles transporting stray cows to the shelter homes were attacked in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh on Wednesday.
The development comes amid Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s direction to the officials to make immediate arrangements for proper care of stray cows.
Around 700-800 stray cows were kept locked inside a government school and primary health
“These animals are destroying crops. Neither the administration nor the state government
“Many of us are awake at night guarding the farms. We are also falling sick because of this. So we chose to lock the stray animals together in a health centre,” said Shyam Bihari, a resident of the village.
“The administration was transporting the stray cows to shelters when few people attacked the vehicles as rumours were spread through WhatsApp that cows were being taken to be slaughtered,” said Aligarh SSP AK Sahni.
He further added that two cases have been filed in this regard and four people have been arrested. Further investigation is underway in the matter.
According to District Magistrate CB Singh, the administration has been directed to meet the village heads who will be entrusted to solve the issue. Cow shelters will be constructed in several villages, added Singh.