Supreme Court refuses to stay culling of nilgai, wild boar, monkeys

The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by NGOs seeking a stay on the government's decision.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 20, 2016 12:11 pm
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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to stay the government’s notification on declaring Nilgai in Bihar, monkey in Himachal Pradesh and wild boar in Uttarakhand as vermin.

The apex court, however, issued a caveat saying the culling of wild animals can take place only when they enter areas of human habitation and they cannot be hunted in their homes.

The court also asked the petitioners to give representation to respective governments and the Centre about their objections. The court will hear the matter in detail from 15 July.

The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by NGOs seeking a stay on the government’s decision.

More details soon.

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    shakeel
    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:03 am
    Instead of killing them the government should stop human s encroaching on forest land let them live in peace in thire own habitats
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      ajay
      Jun 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm
      i would come into your home. colonise it , declare you vermin and then start culling.
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        ajit v
        Jun 20, 2016 at 11:41 am
        if you kill a stray rabid dog bitten few people , same sc will hang u , animal lickers will pounce on you - i suspect killing of monkeys is for selling organs abroad with huge profit
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          ajit v
          Jun 20, 2016 at 11:06 am
          where is antonia mainos sister in law
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            Archpagan
            Jun 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm
            When will we start culling of terrorists aka M......?
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              Sameeta Dabral
              Jun 22, 2016 at 7:26 am
              Shame! We one of most over poted country... and we kill other species for space is that really legal?????
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                Gopal
                Jun 20, 2016 at 12:01 pm
                Once again the supreme court gets involved in things that have nothing to do with the law. Crores of cases are piled up, but our colonial era masters keep wasting time. If they want to run the govt, they should run for elective office, instead of destroying governance.
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                  Konika Chawla
                  Jun 20, 2016 at 10:17 am
                  Which NGOs are these? I support them. We are supposed to prevent the damage caused by these animals, but killing them is not a solution. These Animals are also important part of the nature biodiversity.
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                    Sheersh
                    Jun 20, 2016 at 6:36 am
                    Farmers are never let down by our country's courts.lt;br/gt;Great decision.
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