Thursday, October 30, 2014
Narendra Modi appealed to send Gir lions to Madhya Pradesh.
BHOPAL: Prime Minister Narendra has been appealed to send Gir lions to Madhya Pradesh in compliance of the Supreme Court order.
In a letter faxed to Modi, a day before his scheduled visit at Indore for inaugural session of Global Investors Summit (GIS), wildlife activist Ajay Dubey said that Madhya Pradesh government will take care of lions like they had been taking care of families who migrated from Kutch (Gujarat) and settled around Kuno wildlife sanctuary in Sheopur district.
"Forest department has given land rights to the Kutch migrants. Gir lions will also get the best care here," said Dubey adding that Supreme Court has already dismissed Gujarat government's curative petition against shifting Gir lions to Kuno in Madhya Pradesh and there is no other option other than shifting it.
The Gujarat government under Modi opposed the transfer tooth and nail in an eight-year legal battle.
Recently, three-judge bench headed by CJI R M Lodha rejected the curative petition filed by Gujarat government against apex court's April 15, 2013, verdict allowing shifting of lions from Gir to Kuno.