MS GANDHI IS RIGHT TO BE OUT­RAGED. WE ARE TOO

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - YOURSPACE -

Union min­is­ter Maneka Gandhi‘s out­rage was so strong that Ma­ha­rash­tra chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis was com­pelled to prom­ise a probe, say­ing, “The tiger is a gen­tle­man. He at­tacks only if his habi­tat is vi­o­lated.”.

In­deed, it is the de­ple­tion of forests that is bring­ing tigers more and more into con­tact with hu­mans.

In this in­stance, it is not just villagers. The govern­ment has signed away a sub­stan­tial por-

tion of this for­est to an in­dus­trial house that plans to set up a ce­ment plant there. Many of us are as out­raged as Ms Gandhi.

Noth­ing could be cru­eler than the killing of a mother of two, and we feel Ms Gandhi’s pain just as she feels ours.

Bhim­sain Tosh­ni­wal

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