In a bid to check incidents of mob lynching and cow vigilantism, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the Gau Seva Aayog should provide persons transporting cows with certificates and take responsibility for their security.
He added that those carrying proper certificates while transporting cows would be given police protection.
At a meeting of the Gau Sewa Aayog, Yogi said that the Aayog should also check illegal smugglings of cows and make regular inspections of cow shelters.
He said that the security and safety of cows was of utmost importance and cow shelters should be made self-reliant in terms of finances.
There have numerous cases of mob lynching across India with the majority being reported from Uttar Pradesh.
In December last year, a police inspector died and many were injured after a mob attacked a police station protesting against alleged cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr.
The inspector, identified as Subodh Kumar Singh, was killed after he was hit by a blunt object when the police tried to stop the rampaging mob.
Last month, the death of a Muslim man had taken the nation by a storm after he was lynched by a mob in Jharkhand.
Tabrez Ansari, 22, died in a hospital on Sunday, days after he was brutally thrashed by a mob at Dhatkidih village in Seraikela district on suspicion of stealing a bike.