On Tuesday, rogue bulls barged into the fairgrounds in Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh, celebrating Vijayadashami, sparking chaos and alarm among the attendees. The bulls began locking horns and roving randomly across the area. Continue reading to know more.
Watch The Video
Akhilesh Yadav, the head of the Samajwadi Party and a former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, posted a video to social media. It showed about six stray bulls fighting and running wild among the people who had gathered for Ravana Dahan, causing a situation similar to a stampede.
प्रशासन का कार्य मेलों के लिए न केवल अनुमति देना बल्कि सुरक्षा व्यवस्था देखना भी होता है। यदि मेले में खुले घूमते हुए अन्ना पशु मेला प्रशासन और पुलिस को नहीं दिख रहे हैं तो उन असामाजिक तत्वों से जनता की सुरक्षा कैसे होगी जो दिखते भी नहीं हैं।
जनता की हिफ़ाज़त करना सरकारों का… pic.twitter.com/BhqyNZKxPo
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) October 24, 2023
Bulls Creating A Chaos
There were rumors that the district administration in Chandauli had arranged a magnificent fair on the occasion of Vijayadashami, where the burning of Ravana’s effigies was to occur. Thousands of people from surrounding towns had come to celebrate and watch the burning of a massive Ravana effigy that had been prepared for incineration.
But as soon as a group of stray bulls entered the venue and began to go wild, panic broke out, and the crowd began to flee. Under the enormous Ravana effigy, the cows were spotted locking horns and causing chaos among the people.
The footage showed policemen following the bulls while carrying dogs in an effort to subdue and apprehend the wild animals.
The People And The CM React
People at the event fled for safety while a police squad battled to move the strange beasts away from the ground for several minutes, resulting in a situation akin to a stampede. Ultimately, the police were able to scare the animals away and avert a catastrophic incident.
In the meantime, the incident prompted a jab at the local government from the former UP CM. “The job of the administration is not only to give permission for the fairs but also to look after the security arrangements,” Akhilesh said in Hindi while sharing a video of the incident on X. There will be a threat to the public if the police and administration are unable to observe animals wandering freely throughout the fair. How can something that isn’t even visible be secure? The most delicate responsibility that governments have is to protect the people.