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Tanwar backs cow activist’s fast, gives memo to guv to save pastures

“Sant Gopal Das has been on a fast for the past 35 days in Rohtak for the protection of cow grazing land (gau charand) in the villages of the state, while the BJP government has not given a heed to it,” said Tanwar, after submitting the memorandum to the governor.

india Updated: Jul 06, 2017 20:45 IST
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Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar.
Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar. (HT File Photo)

Extending his party’s support to cow activist Gopal Das, Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar on Thursday submitted a memorandum to governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, seeking protection of common land of villages used as grazing fields for cows.

“Sant Gopal Das has been on a fast for the past 35 days in Rohtak for the protection of cow grazing land (gau charand) in the villages of the state, while the BJP government has not given a heed to it,” said Tanwar, after submitting the memorandum to the governor.

He alleged that the government was mum on the issue as the common land in most of the villages in the state has either been encroached upon or is being used for some other purposes by influential people. “These grazing lands must be cleared off the encroachments and made available for cows so that they could survive,” he added.

Tanwar, who led a delegation of party workers, also accused the government of double standards, as it made many promises for the protection of cows before the assembly elections, but it had done nothing in the regard so far.

Abhay too lends support to activist

In Rohtak, INLD MLA and leader of the Opposition Abhay Chautala also went to support Sant Gopal Das.

“If the government had been working to protect cows, this sant would not have to sit here on hunger strike. I have requested Gopal Das to end his hunger strike and go to villages to motivate people to open gaushalas and nandishalas,” Abhay said.