Congress to protest against stray cattle menace in Rajasthan’s Bikaner
Congress workers have been agitating for the last two weeks and are on an indefinite sit-in strike in protest against the menace of stray cattlejaipur Updated: Jan 31, 2018 22:06 IST
The Bikaner district Congress on Wednesday said it will observe a bandh on February 15 to protest against the menace of stray cattle in the city and demanded a permanent solution to the problem.
Congress workers have been agitating for the last two weeks and are on an indefinite sit-in strike in protest against the menace of stray cattle.
They have received widespread support from the residents who are facing inconvenience due to stray cattle.
Hundreds of women residents of the city gheraoed the district collector’s office demanding that a proper cow shelter for the stray cattle be built in the city.
The women, attired in traditional dress, took out a rally to the district collectorate in support of the Congress agitation where large contingent of police personnel were deployed in view of the protest.
Members of the Muslim community too extended their support to the agitation.
Former city mayor Maqsud Ahamad said five members from the Muslim community will join the agitators in the sit-in strike every day and also observe a day-long fast.
Addressing a meeting, Congress leader Gopal Gehlot said a state-wide campaign will be launched to demand a policy up to the panchayat level for bovines.
The district Congress launched its agitation on 17 January, demanding that the state government to protect stray cattle in the city by housing the animals in cow shelters.
First Published: Jan 31, 2018 22:06 IST