They're hiring: why gau rakshaks of Una should rush to Maharashtra next

Charu Kartikeya @CharuKeya | First published: 29 July 2016, 19:42 IST

The Dalits who were publicly flogged for skinning a dead cow in Gujarat's Una are undergoing psychiatric treatment for post-traumatic stress and sleep disorder.

This development might perturb many, but, clearly, not the Maharashtra government. Its animal husbandry department wants to officially hire vigilantes like the floggers of Una.

The department has received over 1,900 applications in response to its call for Honorary Animal Welfare Officers who will help implement its "beef ban".

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