25 cows die at govt cattle shelter in Kurukshetra

Continuous rains led to water-logging in the shelter. A number of cows got stuck in the swampy land and died. A few others starved to death and many have fallen sick, Kiran Bala, the village head, said.

By: PTI | Kurukshetra | Published:July 7, 2017 5:49 pm
 cow protection, 25 cows dead, cows dead in kurukshetra, cow shelter, gau rakshaks, gau shala, haryana news, india news, indian express Sub-Divisional Magistrate Narinder Pal Malik asked the officials to shift the sick cows to a cattle shelter in Karnal. (Representational Image/ Express photo by Rohit Jain Paras)

At least 25 cows have died at a government shelter in Mathana village here due to “incessant rains and non-availability of fodder”. Continuous rains led to water-logging in the shelter. A number of cows got stuck in the swampy land and died. A few others starved to death and many have fallen sick, Kiran Bala, the village head, said.

Haryana Gau Sewa Commission chairman Bhani Das Mangla and a few district administration officials visited the cow shelter last evening to take stock of the situation. Sub-Divisional Magistrate Narinder Pal Malik asked the officials to shift the sick cows to a cattle shelter in Karnal.

“Other animals have been relocated to 20 other shelters running in the district … till the repair works here are completed,” he said.

Ashok Papneja, the former president of ‘Shri Krishan gaushala’ that provides fodder to the government cattle shelter, said the district administration had raised a boundary wall around seven-and-a-half acres of village panchayat land and “that is how it was built”.

“At present, there are over 600 cows in the shelter, which lacks proper facilities. There is no fodder and drinking water available for so many cows,” he claimed.

Malik said the Mathana gaushala, as it is known as, was started by the district administration and the responsibility of its operation lies with the village panchayat and the state animal husbandry department.

District Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, Dr Dharminder Singh said the department takes proper care of the animals. The cattle were vaccinated by the staff of a veterinary hospital in the village.

“Some weak animals lost their lives after getting stuck in the swampy land. At least 25 to 30 cows have died over the last few days,” he said.

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    Antony
    Jul 8, 2017 at 2:34 am
    cant see the paid RSS trolls any where ! where is george cruz, rishi, bharat, etc to defend the killing of their mothers in gau shala run by BJP-RSS???
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      Sreeniwaas
      Jul 8, 2017 at 2:32 am
      Eating a small piece of cow flesh brings death penalty in India. What should be the punishment for killing 25 cows? Where are hypocrite coward gaurakshaks and mob murd rers?
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        Adrian Akau
        Jul 8, 2017 at 1:16 am
        Vaccinations are good but food and water are essential for survival of the cows which do not seem to be treated as "sacred" by the officials. It might be better to dig a huge grave and bulldoze the dead cows into the grave, leaving it open as more animals die. Where is the mob vengeance and where are the cow "protectors" in this case? This cow protection business seems to be for political purposes, not for the benefit of the people's "religious sentiments". Death to the farmer whose cow dies from old age or disease death to anyone who is believed to have possession of cow meat death to those transporting cow even if they have proper papers joy and happiness to all in charge of the dozens of cows dying through neglect in these government gaushalas. Just make a Bollywood movie about it.
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          bitterhoney
          Jul 8, 2017 at 12:09 am
          Are gaurakshaks dead? Why have they not lynched Haryana CM Khattar who is responsible for the death of 25 cows? Why are they not holding him and his ministers as the killers of 25 gau matas? They all should be lynched and their dead bodies should be fed to hungry dogs.
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            Truth
            Jul 8, 2017 at 12:08 am
            We can see the ribs of the Poor Starving Cows---lynch publicly, all the Gaurakshaks for eating up the fodder, neglecting the cows, and causing their death !!!
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              M. AHMAD
              Jul 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm
              HELLO GOW RAKSHAKO WHERE ARE YOU SLEEPING. 25 GOWMATA DIED WITH HUNGER AND YOU ARE SEEING TAMASHA. NO SHOOTING. NO SHARP WEAPON, WHERE ALL HAVE GONE. OR LOVE OF GOWMATA DIED. WHY NOT TAKEN REVENGE FROM BJP GOVERNMENT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF ALL THESE BELOVED GOWMATA.
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                M. AHMAD
                Jul 7, 2017 at 11:53 pm
                IT SEEMS BJP GOVERNMENT NOW EAT FOOD OF GOW MATA AND DIGEST ALL THE MONEY ALLOTED FOR FEEDING OF THE GOWMATA.
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                  M. AHMAD
                  Jul 7, 2017 at 11:46 pm
                  IN HARYANA AT LEAST ONE MLA OF BJP MUST BE SHOT FOR ONE DIED COW.
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