UP: Over 100 cows die in villages of Muzaffarnagar, Shamli over two days; probe ordered
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UP: Over 100 cows die in villages of Muzaffarnagar, Shamli over two days; probe ordered

As many as 100 cows were found dead in past two days at several villages of Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar, following which, an inquiry ha bee ordered in the matter.

As per the early emerging reports, it has been stated that cows either consumed poisonous grass or polluted water which must have lead to their death.

Sub Divisional Magistrate Vijay Kumar said that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident and a team of revenue department along with veterinarians had gone to the areas where the bovines died to ascertain the cause. The cows were brought to the pastures from shelter homes.

On the hand, five stray cows lodged at a temporary shelter home in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, died allegedly of cold, an official said on Saturday. The deaths were reported from a shelter home in Tajpur Simbhalka village.

Also read: Over Rs 600 crore allocated for cows in Rs 4.79 lakh-crore UP budget (Second Lead)

The incidents have come at the time when UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government has been spending a lot of money on cow welfare and pushing forward its cow and Hindutva agenda in the state ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

While the state government has allocated Rs 447 crore for cow protection, the situation on the ground is getting worse day by day, and government has miserably failed in tackling this issue so far.

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