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|5th November 2009, 23:06||#106|
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News in The Hindu: Bandipur: court refuses to reconsider decision
The ban is going to continue for some time.
I liked the bench's statment.
"The Bench refused to reconsider its decision and orally pointed out that while human beings could devise an alternative for any problem they faced, animals could not"
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|9th November 2009, 11:21||#107|
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|12th November 2009, 10:48||#108|
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I think that I have probably tried to put my views across , quite logically on why the ban is in-effective , and what should have been done / what can be done even now so as to conserve the wildlife ..
If we all resign to the statement that ' Government/officials has never taken steps after hearing from a Scientific / statistical report , in the past nor can we expect in future ' , then its sure that none of want our government/ officials to start thinking logically .
I wished at least the Wildlife section is happy due to the ban !!
Also its quite interesting to see the members of the division bench
|12th November 2009, 11:00||#109|
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Just a week back we had gone to bandipur (jungle lodges) and the ban is from 9pm to 6am. But some vehicles give some tips to the guys and upto 9.30pm they allow to travel and after that it is strict NO-NO. So plan accordingly to reach the gate.
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Re: Highway through bandipur and MooleHole : Closed now for night traffic
Though I wholeheartedly agree that wildlife conservation is important, and that idiotic drivers on this stretch have made a nuisance out of the whole thing, I have an additional perspective to share here.
I was stuck in this forest in the middle of the night around a year back. Was returning from Cochin and thought of taking the route via the jungles instead of the standard NH47-NH7 route. Was allowed to go through Mudumalai (TN), but was stopped on the KA border. No amount of pleading would make the guard budge, so settled down for a night in the car in the middle of the forest, next to the checkpoint. In the morning at 6 AM, a long line of vehicles had formed - buses, private cars, trucks, etc. etc. As soon as the gate was opened, there was a mad rush of vehicles. All of them trying to race each other, and ripping at high speeds in Bandipur. And of course, vehicles from the opposite side came over too. In general, with the loud engine noise, blaring horns, and general chaos, I wouldn't be surprised if all the animals within a 2 km radius fainted out of fright.
I somehow feel that the purpose of this closure is lost.
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