India will on Sunday start destroying its stockpile of seized illegal wildlife articles, including tiger pelts and ivory, to demonstrate the country's commitment towards protection of its flora and fauna.
The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought a response from the city police, Delhi Zoo and the Central Zoo Authority on a plea asking to ensure the safety and security of visitors to the National Zoological Park, where a youth was mauled to death by a tiger.
The Delhi zoo will soon have proper precautionary mechanisms and security measures to avoid repeat of the September 23 incident where a 20-year-old youth was mauled to death by a white tiger when he fell into its enclosure at the zoo.
The recent incident of a youth being killed by a white tiger at the Delhi zoo highlighted the need to restructure and revamp Indian zoological parks, while raising questions over the security of animals and visitors.
The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the city police, Delhi Zoo and Central Zoo Authority on a PIL asking to ensure the safety and security of the visitors to the National Zoological Park, days after a youth was mauled to death by a tiger there.
The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the central and the city zoo authorities on a PIL seeking directions to them to ensure safety and security of people who visit the zoo after a youth was mauled to death by a tiger in its enclosure here.
Supreme Court quashed allocation of 214 out of 218 coal blocks alloted to various companies since 1993 terming it as "fatally flawed" and allowed the Centre to take over operation of 42 such blocks which are functional.
It was "curiosity" and "inquisitiveness" that brought many visitors to the Delhi zoo Wednesday, a day after a white tiger mauled and killed a 20-year-old youth after he fell into the animal's enclosure.