Kerala had to face a severe protest as people came to the road in oppose the decision by the Kerala High court not to capture the Arikomban – A wild Elephant. Protesters come to the road on Thursday, blocking traffic.
Kerala People Demanding Ban Of Wild Elephant
Yesterday, Kerala High Court constituted a five-member meeting to finalize the decision of what action should be taken against the Wild elephants, who are running close to the roads and damaging the shops and houses for rice. The five-committee panel will submit their final decision to the court by 05 April 2023; until then, there will not be any ban on wild elephants.
But the Kerla people are unhappy with the decision, and people with 13 Panchayata of the Kerla come to the road to protest against the committee’s decision. The protestors on the road include women and children as well. Some children have been seen saying they are afraid to go to school and that some wild elephant will come and hit their buses. Overall, Kerala People are demanding removing the animal from the area.
Some protesters were also claiming that besides these Arikomban, some other wild elephants also needed to be removed from the area. After the Court’s verdict, people from various places in Kerla got upset and said they were going for a protest and would do that until the court ordered to ban of these wild elephants. Further, the protestors say that those advocating the Elephant incident should come and stay one night here to realize the fear in people due to this Arikomban.
To which Forests Minister of Kerala, A K Saseendran, said they would get the comment before making any final decision. They should visit the area affected by these Arikomban, and then they should finalize the decision. Further, he said they could only appeal after getting any final decision from the court.
The people of Kerala are demanding the court to order the state and the forest department to reallocate these wild elephants to some deeper forest and remove them from these public areas to safeguard the people and their things.