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Lion panel against bypassing people’s sentiments

Representative image.Representative image.

| Jan 18, 2017, 06.00 AM IST
AHMEDABAD: A parliamentary committee, which is visiting Gir for two days from Tuesday, believes that translocating lions from Gujarat should not be done overruling sentiments of local people in Saurashtra, who have helped to conserve the Asiatic lions in their last abode.

The members of the 31-member science and technology and environment and forests committee, headed by Renuka Chowdhury, Congress Rajya Sabha member, strongly believes that lions were well conserved in Gujarat and their population was also increasing.

Sources said that members who had attended the meeting on Tuesday had told them informally that the committee may recommend that the lion translocation project to Kuno-Palpur should be reconsidered keeping in view sentiments of the local people and opposition from Gujarat forest department.

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