Faced with stray cattle menace, the Uttar Pradesh government plans to set up 'cow safaris' in the state for better safety and upkeep of the animal. The idea mooted by UP Animal and Husbandry minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary is in line with the Yogi government's aim of cow protection.
They say, social media is a great leveller. One can simply not escape its vicious circle once you have been a part of it! A lot of Twitter users also trolled the Uttar Pradesh government and minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary for the plan to set up 'cow safaris'. People slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for ignoring the rise in crime against women. Netizens took to Twitter to express their feelings.
One user suggested, "I think we should just rename women in UP as cows - they will be treated better, and their safety will become more important. Mukhya Mantri Gaay Gori Yojna. or some such thing." While other said, "Women are being raped, attacked with acid, killed in UP but the govt's main priority is safety and upkeep of cows. Won't be surprised if women say "agle janam mohe gaiyya hi kijiyo".
I think we should just rename women in UP as cows - they will be treated better, and their safety will become more important.— Harini Calamur (@Calamur@mastodon.social) (@calamur) December 8, 2019
Mukhya Mantri Gaay Gori Yojna. or some such thing. https://t.co/4rg88SzmD7
Women are being raped, attacked with acid, killed in UP but the govt's main priority is safety and upkeep of cows. Won't be surprised if women say "agle janam mohe gaiyya hi kijiyo". https://t.co/Cp7g97kYwx— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) December 8, 2019
Women are being raped, burnt, attacked with acid & jailed for naming their rapists but this pathetic @CMOfficeUP under the worst CM ever in the history of India, @myogiadityanath ,instead of improving the law & order & concentrating on women's saftey is busy protecting cows! https://t.co/FcBAmXNfjO— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) December 8, 2019
Isn't every day on the road cow safari? https://t.co/uGTw27Zdso— Neera M (@NeeraMajumdar) December 9, 2019
Women Safety ? No! Cow safety first. https://t.co/cYmCO0oV2j— Abhijeet Dipke (@abhijeet_dipke) December 8, 2019
The Yogi government has taken a number of steps towards cow protection. In August this year, the government has approved 'Mukhyamantri Nirashrit Besahara Govansh Sahbhagita Yojana', a scheme seeking people's participation in the protection of stray cattle by providing Rs 30 per animal every day.
Earlier, the Yogi Adityanath government had made arrangements for cow shelters in this year's budget and also instructed district administrations and municipal corporations to make arrangements for cow shelters to resolve the issue of stray cattle. The state government also issued an order allowing corporate houses to use corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to provide facilities for abandoned cows in rural areas.
(Inputs from PTI)