Complaint filed under ‘Cruelty to Animal’ act for R-Day camels : A social activist, Abhishek Kadyan, running Scouts and Guides for Animals from Rohini, Delhi has filed a grievances with Ministry of Home Affairs, for violation of freedom of 100 camels in the custody of Border Security Force (BSF).
Under Secretary (Public) in PMO Delhi acknowledged the complaint on January 23, 2018. Kadyan in his application said that camels are shifted in a cruel manner and their feet are tied and they travel under stress, pain and injury to take part in the Republic Day function.The complaint says that BSF abused 100 camels, violated the five freedoms of these animals, Section 3, 11 and 38 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960 read with Central Motor Vehicle (Eleventh Amendments) Rules, 20165 as these camels are being badly tortured and abused in non-ISI specified vehicles because Camel camels can travel as per their shape and size, so book these officials of BSF, responsible for camel abuse during Republic Day parade in Delhi, abused camels need to be rescued at once for further rehabilitation.
Scouts and Guides for Animals ask AWBI and AWD along with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways that responsibilities be fixed on the tainted officials of the NHAI, allowed safe passage to these goods transport vehicles, while crossing toll tax in between Delhi and Jodhpur and Bikaner, besides Camel transportation rules and regulations, be introduced at once, as AWBI taken up. The complainant, Kadyan filed the complaint twice, but to no avail.Naresh Kadya said, he is not satisfied with the stereotype reply of the BSF that camels are transited in comfortable public transport to participate in BSF Day Parade and Republic Day Parade every year as per the guidelines formulated by the National Research Centre on Camels, Bikaner (Rajasthan) and SOP Standing Operating Procedure – on transportation of Camels in BSF by road train and on foot prepared by BSF. Recently, the MHA has approved the purchasing of Camel VAN, in that all essential safety features and issues have been included to avoid any kind of injury in the route.
– PTC News