Delhi HC dismisses plea challenging notification to kill boars, nilgais, monkeys

| Updated: Aug 19, 2016 19:16 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 19 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the plea challenging the government notification to kill boars, nilgais and monkeys in Uttarakhand, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh respectively. The government had submitted before the High Court that these three species had begun to cause a lot of problems for human population and, therefore, their killing was ordered for a limited period. Last month, the Supreme Court had refused to put a stay on the killing of particular animals. The Supreme Court recorded Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar's statement that the killings are done outside the forest area where the animals come out to disturb human life. The Animal Welfare Board, which comes under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, supported the petitioners. The Animal Welfare Board and the petitioners argued that the permission to kill animals can be given only after a proper study, adding the respective governments have not done any study and are killing animals only on the basis of farmers complaints. (ANI)