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Locking stray cattle: Mathura cops book 100

AGRA: Mathura police on Wednesday registered case against 100 unidentified other folks for locking 35 bovines inside a government school in Jikhan village.

The suspects, basically farmers from the realm, had barged into the varsity and didn't allow students to go into its premises on Monday. The case against them has been registered below Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act. However, nobody has been arrested thus far.

A farmer within the village Raj Kumar said that the police action is unjustified, as other folks haven't any option however to take such steps to prevent their vegetation from destruction. "We are already in pain as we have to remain awake the entire night to guard our crops and even then the cattle destroy it whenever they get a chance," said the farmer, including that as an alternative of providing assist to them, they are being penalised.

Another farmer, Anup Upadhyaya, said, “We can not do the rest apart from to offer protection to our vegetation from bovines. We can not cross to doctor if we get unwell, as we need to maintain our vegetation. We are in a foul situation and the government is doing nothing apart from announcements”, he said.

In a video convention with district magistrates on January 2, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had directed that stern action should be taken against those who had locked up the animals in a government development, in addition to against the owners of the cattle.

The CM had additionally given a cut-off date of Jan 10 to district magistrates to ensure the stray cattle shifted to cow shelters. While the police has started taking action against the farmers, the promise of solution to the crises bobbing up from the stray cattle menace stays some distance from resolved.

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