Strange incidents pertaining to cows are happening in India since the last few months. A saint claims cows are not ordinary animals, a high court judge says that cow should be the national animal of India, and UP government is planning to launch unique IDs for cows. There are also self-proclaimed cow protection vigilantes whose hobby is lynching people over unverified allegations of beef.
It seems a mad cow fever has gripped the nation. From a milch cattle, the cow has become a political polarization cattle, especially for a substantial section of Hindutva right wing.
But something really tragic happened in Balrampur UP. A police Jeep was trying to save a cow but it hit a 60-year-old woman named Usha Devi and her two granddaughters aged 2 and 4. Usha Devi died on the spot and the two girls were admitted to a nearby district hospital. A case has been lodged against the driver of the Jeep.
Strict action should be taken against the driver and the police department should see to it that his driving license is permanently canceled. If police vehicles will start colliding into pedestrians then what to say of other rash drivers. The driver would be booked for unintentional homicide.We hope that he won’t be let off because at the end he did save the life of a cow.