Shutdown call over cow deaths evokes partial response

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Jan 09, 2015 20:47 IST

The walled city witnessed a partial shutdown when several Hindu organisations here held a protest march on Friday to protest against the incidents of cow deaths.

Around 500 activists of the Hindu Kranti Dal, Shiv Sena Hindustan, Hindu Welfare Board, Hindu Yuva Morcha along with some local people took part in the protest march, which started from the Raghomajra area. The march while covering various parts of the city, ended up at the district administrative complex.

The call for shutdown was given when five cows were found dead under mysterious circumstances at Dakala Road near Bir Moti Bagh.

Lashing out at the district administration, the representatives of the Hindu organisations criticised it for ignoring the protection of cows. The bodies also submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner, listing five demands related to the protection of cows.

On the complaints filed by Mahant Ravi Kant, the police have registered a case against unidentified persons. Meanwhile, the police officials said that the post-mortem of cows has been conducted and the reason for their deaths will be clear soon.

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