UP Gau Seva Aayog to Provide Certificates to People Travelling With Cow, Says CM Yogi Adityanath
File image of UP CM Yogi Adityanath | (Photo Credits: IANS)

Lucknow, July 9: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister CM Yogi Adityanath said that if a person takes any cow from one place to another, then the Gau Seva Aayog should provide him a certificate, and take responsibility for his security arrangements so that incidents like mob lynching do not happen. The CM further directed the officials concerned to ensure that cow shelters are made self-reliant so that farmers do not abandon their unproductive cattle. Yamuna Expressway Bus Accident: CM Yogi Adityanath Orders Probe into UP Mishap That Left 29 Passengers Dead

The chief minister who was in meeting with Gau Seva Aayog and Animal Husbandry Department expressed displeasure over the lack of facilities in the Aayog. He highlighted the need for the facilities to be provided by the administration at the earliest.

On Monday, a group of 24 men, accused of smuggling cows from Madhya Pradesh were waylaid by cow vigilantes or ‘gau rakshaks’ and thrashed. These men were then later made to chant ‘Gau Mata Ki Jai’ on camera. The local police have booked at least 16 people for allegedly smuggling cows after the villagers chained them together on the road.