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Amid Assam Vs Tamil Nadu Over Elephant Joymala’s Custody, Centre Tweets This


Assam authorities stated elephant Joymala belongs to Assam and sought its return from Tamil Nadu

Guwahati:

The spat between the governments of Assam and Tamil Nadu over leased elephants – notably temple elephant Joymala – has now reached the court docket. Assam authorities right this moment filed a petition in Gauhati Excessive Courtroom after Tamil Nadu refused to return the elephants, even because the Central authorities endorsed Tamil Nadu’s declare that Joymala was being sorted nicely. The Ministry of Surroundings and Forest right this moment tweeted, saying the current crew is taking excellent care of the jumbo and up to date visuals of cruelty to the animal had been previous.

Controversy erupted after animal rights group Folks for the Moral Therapy of Animals (PETA) launched a video, claiming that Joymala was being subjected to cruelty at a temple in Tamil Nadu. Reacting to the video, the Tamil Nadu authorities stated Joymala was “completely doing good” and tweeted a video of the elephant, countering PETA’s video.

“Elephant Joymala in Srivilliputhur Andal Temple. Completely doing good. Taken excellent care by the current crew. Bathing facility has additionally been created. Some faux movies are circulating in social media. This video is taken right this moment (5.9.22),” the tweet stated, tagging PETA India.

Following the claims and counter-claims, representatives from Assam authorities visited Tamil Nadu to test on Joymala, however entry was reportedly denied.

Assam authorities right this moment stated: “Within the petition, we acknowledged that the elephant [Joymala] is ours and we requested for its return [from Tamil Nadu]. There isn’t any authorized connection between a ‘present’ and a ‘lease’. The elephants got on lease and it’s the obligation of the particular person to return the animal. We had earlier appealed to them [Tamil Nadu] to return the elephants.” Assam claims it had leased 9 elephants, together with Joymala, to Tamil Nadu. 

A number of celebrities additionally took up the trigger. Actor Madhuri Dixit known as for Joymala to be despatched to a rescue centre in her tweet tagging Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin.



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