Organised by Select Citywalk, in association with Delhi-based NGO ‘People for Animals’, the two-day event saw “close to 25 dogs” from Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre.
Maneka Gandhi’s frontal and public Twitter attack on Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, over the killing of man-eater tigress Avni in Yavatmal, has angered some high-ups in the BJP.
The minister bought much of her Diwali gifts from the organic festival, and many ministry officials faithfully followed suit.
The Women and Child Development Minister had slammed Mungantiwar over last week’s killing of the “man-eater” tigress Avni in Yavatmal district, which she termed as a “ghastly murder and a straight case of crime”.
The gunning down of Avni points to a pressing problem in several parts of the country — human-animal conflict.
Fadnavis said: “She (Maneka) has used harsh words. But her sentiments should be understood. All animal lovers’ sentiments are harsh regarding this incident. It was a difficult decision…”
Mungantiwar’s statement comes a day after the Union Women and Child Development minister lashed out at the Maharashtra government over the “ghastly murder” of the tigress, T1, as she was known officially, calling it a “straight case of crime”.
Maneka said that she would pursue the issue “legally, criminally as well as politically”. “I will be writing to CM Maharashtra to take strong action in this matter,” she said.
Maneka on Monday tweeted that Home Minister Rajnath Singh, after considering her request, agreed to include the question on child abuse cases in visa application forms.
Akbar, who resigned Wednesday after several women accused him of sexual misconduct when he was their Editor, is the most high-profile among several men, particularly in film, entertainment and media, who have been named by women as part of the #MeToo movement.
Gandhi had earlier expressed her solidarity with the #metoo movement and said she “believes in the pain and trauma behind every single complainant.”
Taking place at Zooki and Casa Paradox at The Chanakya Mall, the sale is on till October 26. Another sale will be organised at The Park Hotel on October 29.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said her ministry will set up a committee of senior judicial and legal persons to look into the issues that are coming out of the #MeToo movement.
“Women are scared to speak out because they think people would make fun of them and doubt their character but now when they are speaking out we should take action against each and every allegation,” Maneka Gandhi said.
Under Section 468 of the CrPC, any offence, including child abuse, which can lead to a prison term of three years has to be reported within three years of the incident.