However, after two bulls hit the car of Arjun Singh, native of Jind district, the latter wrote a letter to superintendent of police (SP) and Hisar range inspector general of police (IGP) seeking FIR against nandishala or gaushala (cow shelter)of city area holding them responsible for frequent accidents on roads, besides seeking compensation for car loss.
He urged the police officials to take action against such cow shelters as they were given a responsibility to nurture stray cattle but failed leaving the public in distress. The victim urged the Haryana government to fulfill their promises for stray cattle free roads.
It is pertinent to mention that stray cattle can be seen sitting amid the city or highways round the clock which cause inconvenient and sometimes accidents of commuters.
Recently, there were few numbers of such animals including cows and bulls but now it has gone up multiple times and can be seen roaming amid the roads. Such scenes are not seen only in Jind district but the situation seems the same in other parts of Haryana as well.
Farmers and khaps too had held protests in the state seeking solution of stray cattle alleging that they are damaging crops in villages.
Notably, the Haryana government had informed in assembly last year that over 900 people died in road accidents caused by stray cattle in across the state in the last five years. A total of 3,383 road accidents occurred during the five-year period in the state, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Minister J.P. Dalal had said in response to a written question.
The Haryana government has made promises several times to make roads cattle free but nothing has been done on grounds. The BJP has been using the cow name to get votes but forgot after coming in power. This party calls cows mata (mother) but has no real concern except polarizing votes, said farmers.
Officials refrained themselves from commenting on this issue