HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

UP: Villagers protesting against cow slaughter clash with cops

Rajesh Kumar Singh, Hindustan Times  Lucknow, July 29, 2014
First Published: 02:03 IST(29/7/2014) | Last Updated: 02:10 IST(29/7/2014)

Villagers protesting against cow slaughter clashed with policemen in Dharsawa village in Shravasti district, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. Agitators damaged police vehicles and blocked the movement of traffic on India- Nepal Buddhist circuit road.
Villagers alleged that they lodged complaint about theft of their cattle in the police station, but no action was taken against the culprits.

On Monday morning, the carcass of the cattle was found lying in a field — following which there was clash between the members of two communities.

The incident, which came close on the heels of the Saharanpur communal clashes and a day ahead of Eid, gave the administration the jitters.

District magistrate Nikhil Chandra Shukla and superintendent of police Salikram Verma rushed to the spot with extra police force and brought the situation under control. villagers withdrew their agitation. Police registered an FIR against.

more from India

As flood waters recede, life inches to normal in J-K

Life is limping back to normal in flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir with the help of central agencies while local authorities struggle to assess the damage two weeks after the state was devastated by its worst deluge in over 100 years.   
Most Popular
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved