Amidst a spate of reports of mob lynching incidents happening across the country, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has prepared a roadmap in collaboration with Cow Protection Commission, in order to put a curb on cattle smuggling and avoid lynching-related incidents in the state. The government has directed the Cow Protection Commission to issue certificates for transportation of cattle and entrusted it with the responsibility of their safety. This will ensure that while legal transporters of cattle will get protection, illegal transporters and smugglers will be detected easily.
Yogi Adityanath chaired a meeting on Monday involving the Cow Protection Commission and the Animal Department to follow a proper mechanism to avoid lynching related incidents. Yogi Said, “Certificates should be issued to those who seek to transport cattle from one place to another and requisite security arrangements should be made for their safe passage.”
UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said, “Our government is committed to the protection of cows. However, we will never tolerate any chaos. By providing protection and certificates to cow carriers, we are ensuring that incidents of mob lynchings don’t happen anywhere in the state and at the same time those involved in smuggling of cattle are identified and arrested.”
In the meeting of the Cow Protection Commission, the UP CM Yogi said that the commission should conduct regular checks of illegal smuggling of cows. He stated that the safety and protection of cows is of utmost importance and in the matter related to finance, Gaushalas should aim to become self-reliant. Yogi instructed the officials to provide Rs 30 per day for fodder to farmers who own two cows. He also asserted that the compost and cow urine should be stored, which can be later sold along with other products.