Don't argue for a man-killer tiger, top court tells senior lawyer
THE SUPREME Court recently told senior lawyer, Indira Jaising that human life was more important than that of a man-killer tiger. She was representing wildlife activist Ajay Dubey who had challenged a Rajasthan High Court order which upheld the state government's translocation of a 10-year-old dominant male tiger named `Ustaad' and `T24' from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve to Sajjangarh Zoo, 400 km away after it allegedly killed a forest guard in May last year. Jaising said that if Ustaad was forced to stay in the zoo for a further period, his health would deteriorate. A surprised Chief Justice T S Thakur then told Jaising : "How can you argue on behalf of a man-eater? Human life is more important."