Delhi HC to hear demand to save cows from lumpy virus

New Delhi(| The Delhi High Court is to hear a petition seeking steps to prevent the infection of lumpy virus in cows in the capital. Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma will hear the matter on Friday. On October 7, the court had issued notices to the Delhi government and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

The petition, filed by Ajay Gautam, states that there is no system in Delhi for the treatment of cows suffering from lumpy infection and that even the carcasses of cows dead from the virus are not being disposed of properly. This is hurting the religious sentiments of a large section of the society. The petition demanded that a team of veterinarians should be formed immediately in every zone of Delhi for the treatment of cows so that they can get treatment.

The petition states that about 70,000 animals have died across the country due to the lumpy virus. This disease has spread in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. A large section of this country considers cows sacred, Hindus consider cow as their mother.(HS):