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Wildlife laws should be taken very seriously by everybody, says PETA activist

Updated: Oct 19, 2016 15:58 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Oct. 19 (ANI): People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activist Bhuvaneshwari Kumar on Wednesday welcomes the Rajasthan Government move to the Supreme Court against the acquittal of Bollywood actor Salman Khan, saying that Wildlife laws should be taken very seriously and its punishment should be applicable to all.

"We are happy that the Rajasthan Government is taking the issue very seriously, because whether it is a celebrity or a regular person, Wildlife laws should be taken very seriously and the punishment applicable under it should be equal for everybody," Kumar told ANI.

She said Chinkaras or black bugs are very sensitive, endangered and extremely vulnerable species and hunting animals show cruelty of a person.

The Rajasthan Government today filed a special leave petition before the court against the acquittal of Khan by the high court in the 18-year-old two chinkara poaching cases.

The Rajasthan High Court on July 25 had acquitted Salman in the poaching case for the want of evidences.

In 1998, Khan and seven others were accused of hunting and killing chinkaras in two separate incidents.

One of the animals was killed at Bhawad on the outskirts of Jodhpur on September 26, 1998, and the other at Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998.

At that time, they were shooting for the film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.

Chinkara is an endangered animal accorded the highest protection under the Wildlife Protection Act. (ANI)

Imphal (Manipur) [India], Feb.25 (ANI): The chanting of 'Hare Krishna Hare Rama' engulfs Imphal as the famed Iskcon Temple on the banks of the Imphal River attracts pilgrims from across the region and the world.

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Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)[India], Feb. 25(ANI): Deputy Election Officer Mahendra Kumar on Saturday said that the Election Commission is investigating a case registered against Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) Uttar Pradesh unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya.

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Imphal (Manipur) [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Friday hits back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remark on the economic blockade and said that this kind of statement was not expected from the former.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Condemning the statement made by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, National Panthers Party leader Bhim Singh said Abdullah should apologise to the people of Jammu and Kashmir whom he has looted.

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New Delhi [India], Feb.25 (ANI): Congress leader C. P. Joshi on Saturday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on development in Manipur and claimed that there is an improvement in the infant mortality rate.

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New Delhi, [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): The Patiala House Court on Saturday extended three days remand of 1988 batch IAS B.L. Agrawal and two others in connection with the Chhattisgarh bribery case.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Saturday has issued a notice to Delhi Police, asking them to provide details regarding the manhandling of women protestor.

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Imphal (Manipur) [India], Feb. 25(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at Ibobi Okram Singh, stating the Manipur Chief Minister was infamous for taking 10 percent commission as bribe.

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New Delhi, [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra today denied any connection with the Karnataka bribegate diary case saying he knows nothing about it.

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Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): In what may spark a fresh controversy, Hindu Samhati president, Tapan Ghosh on Saturday said that women should wear 'bindi' and Hindu men should sport 'tilak' on their forehead to avoid incidents like Kansas shooting.

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Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Feb.25 (ANI): A major accident between two planes, an IndiGo and a SpiceJet aircraft was averted at Ahmedabad airport due to the presence of rabbits on the airstrip, reported the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

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Hyderabad [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Amid the outrage over the use of 'excessive force' by security forces in the Valley towards civilians, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has stated that its personnel are being trained thoroughly in every aspect of crowd control with least collateral damage.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Clearing the air over the possible alliance between the Shiv Sena and the Congress in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and former union minister Gurudas Kamat on Saturday refuted the coalition between both the parties.

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Muslim votes for SP will help BJP: Mayawati

Updated: Feb 25, 2017 15:20 IST

Deoria, (Uttar Pradesh), Feb. 24 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati on Monday said Muslims voting for the Samajwadi Party (SP) would eventually end up helping the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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New Delhi [India], Feb.25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minsiter Nirmal Singh on Saturday said laders like National Conference president Farooq Abdullah responsible for the prevailing crisis in the state.

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Jammu [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): The National Conference (NC) on Saturday stood firmly behind its Chief Farooq Abdullah, after he came under fire for saying that Kashmiri youth are picking up arms to fight for their freedom, saying that he was only voicing what the young people wanted, adding that the Centre was the real culprit here for the burgeoning crisis in the Valley.

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New Delhi, [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Condemning statements made by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nalin Kohli said locals picking up arms in Kashmir will be neutralized.

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