Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

In Yogi’s UP, Schools and Hospitals Turn Into Temporary Cow Shelters

Unconfirmed reports said several schools in the area have been closed as farmers turned the compounds into temporary cow shelters.


Updated:December 27, 2018, 4:00 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
In Yogi’s UP, Schools and Hospitals Turn Into Temporary Cow Shelters
Image for representation. (Image: PTI)

Aligarh: Unhappy over stray cows destroying their crops, farmers in the district are driving them away and locking them up in government buildings, especially in Iglas and Khair tehsils.

The development comes at a time when Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the officials concerned to make immediate arrangements for proper care of stray cows.

He has also ordered clearing of grazing grounds in different parts of the state from encroachments.

During the last 48 hours, the district authorities have had to deal with locals, mostly belonging to villages falling under Iglas and Khair tehsils, driving away the stray cattle to compounds of different government buildings,including schools and hospitals.

Unconfirmed reports said several schools in the area have been closed as farmers turned the compounds into temporary cow shelters.

District Magistrate Chandra Bhushan Singh and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Kumar Sahni held an emergency meeting of district officials to take stock of the situation and prevent it from going out of hand.

"We have held meetings with farmers' representatives and cautioned them against taking law in their hands by forcibly shepherding their cows into government buildings," the DM said.

"We will take punitive action against any person who displays cruel behaviour towards these stray animals or tries to confine them in any unauthorised area," he warned.

Arrangements for establishing cow shelters in every village panchayat are being taken up on a war footing, he asserted.

The SSP has announced that FIRs will be lodged against anyone who abandons his/her cattle after it crosses its milk production stage.

In a related incident earlier this week, several Gau Rakshaks had attacked and pelted with stones government contract vehicles which were transporting the stray cattle from temporary shelters to the main government cow shelter at Tappal.

SP Rural Mohanlal Patidar told PTI that one cow which was being transported in a truck had died after some youths forcibly stopped the truck by indulging in brick batting along Aligarh-Tappal highway.

Despite efforts to convince them that these cows were being transported officially and were not being taken for slaughter, the youths continued with their violent protest.

The district authorities here have tightened security arrangements following reports of escalating tension between farmers and local authorities over stray cattle which according to the farmers are now posing serious threats to their crops.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results