1. Mob attacks Tamil Nadu officials transporting cattle in Rajasthan’s Barmer, 50 persons booked

Mob attacks Tamil Nadu officials transporting cattle in Rajasthan’s Barmer, 50 persons booked

A mob led by self-styled cow vigilantes, assaulted Tamil Nadu Government officials, who were part of a convoy that was transporting 50 cows and 30 calves purchased from Jaisalmer.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2017 8:49 AM
elf-styled cow vigilantes, cow slaughter, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Barmer, Tharparkar cows, National Agricultural Development Programme, Jaiselmer The Tamil Nadu Government purchased Rajasthan’s famed Tharparkar breed for breeding under the National Agricultural Development Programme. (Representative image)

A mob in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, led by self-styled cow vigilantes, assaulted Tamil Nadu Government officials, who were part of a convoy that was transporting 50 cows and 30 calves purchased by the state’s animal husbandry department from Jaisalmer, police said, as per Indian Express report. Police have booked at least 50 persons for the attack which took place on Sunday in Barmer district. District SP Gagandeep Singla said that about seven policemen were also transferred after the incident  for “not acting in time”.

Speaking to the paper, Singla described the attackers as “drunk anti-social elements”. After the incident four were arrested on Monday. After blocking the highway, the damaged the trucks, and assaulted the driver, helper and a veterinarian, said police.

The Tamil Nadu Government purchased Rajasthan’s famed Tharparkar breed for breeding under the National Agricultural Development Programme (NADP), they said. Officials, part of the convoy had all the relevant documents required for the transaction, police added . The incident has occured nearly two months after a dairy farmer Pehlu Khan was killed  by a mob near Alwar for transporting cows that he had legally purchased. Police added that officers, after reaching the spot on Sunday, tried to convince the crowd othat the cows were legally purchased for breeding, but it failed to convince them. “The Tamil Nadu officials are in Jaisalmer. The cows have temporarily been put up in a local gaushala. We are making alternative arrangements for their transportation,” Singla was further quoted as saying by  Indian Express.

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Tharparkar cows in Rajasthan are famous for their adaptability to arid regions and ability to provide more milk with a higher fat content. The state government in Tamil Nadu  has been promoting the Tharparkar and other native breeds under its NADP initiative which was launched in 2012.

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    Rajan Bagade
    Jun 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm
    BJP has made mess in India. These people does not know how to run the country like India. They will divide the country one more time. Main issues (like increasing no of unemployment, GDP going down for country) are missing in the work agenda of BJP Govt. I think they will destroy the country in next two years. Shame on me for voting such nonsense people.
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    Amit
    Jun 13, 2017 at 11:53 am
    Congress gundaaz out to defame the Gaurashaks are doing such activities purposefully all over India.
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    Mallikarjun Iyyer
    Jun 13, 2017 at 10:08 am
    Even one of Gir cow breeding in TN who has successful has dropped the idea of breeding in the local farm in the fear of similar attacks.
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    Hiiiiiiityyy
    Jun 13, 2017 at 9:03 am
    Had police taken strict against the culprit in Pehlu Khan murder, this situation would have not arise. People mock the law easily here, they know that Indian law is lame and it is only for poor. If only ever I can see the strict action in Indian law!!!
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