Mathura, Apr 24 (PTI) The district unit of Hindu Jagran Manch today demanded cancellation of auction of cows to be held on Thursday by the Deendayal Upadhyay Veterinary and Animal Sciences University here, even as the vice chancellor of the varsity clarified that the institute makes sure that farmers get the animals.
"A memorandum was submitted to the district magistrate demanding cancellation of the auction of cows by the Deendayal Upadhyay Veterinary University," state president of Hindu Jagran Manch Ghanshyam Lodhi said, adding it is against the order of the Governor who is the chancellor of the university.
He suggested that the cows can be transferred to government daily farms.
Prof K M L Pathak, the vice chancellor of the university, however said, "During auction of the cows, we ensure that it is given to farmers in order to enhance their income. Final auction is not given green signal in favour of people engaged in cow slaughter business, even if their bid is higher."
"Also an affidavit is taken from the farmer that he would not sell the cow," the vice chancellor said.
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