No Cow Hug Day on Feb 14; Animal Welfare Board of India Withdraws Proposal

New Delhi: The  Animal Welfare Board of India has withdrawn Cow Hug Day following immense criticism. Earlier, the board declared February 14, traditionally celebrated as Valentine’s Day, as Cow Hug Day, and there was outrage on social media.

This decision gave rise to hundreds of memes and jokes. Mocking on this, the Shiv Sena (UBT) on Friday said the ‘Cow Hug Day’ initiative and took a swipe at Narendra Modi, claiming billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani was a “holy cow” for the prime minister.

TMC’s Santunu Sen, a Rajya Sabha member from Bengal, stated, “cow hug day is pseudo-Hinduism and pseudo-Patriotism to divert attention from mainstream issues.”

Meanwhile, CPI(M) Elamaram Kareem called cow hug day a “ridiculous” concept and a shame to the country.

“I am from a farming community. I hug my cow every day, not just one day, and this is only to divert the issues like unemployment and inflation,” said Congress’s leader Rajni Patil.

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