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With Modi as PM, will Centre echo Gujarat opposition to shifting of lions?

 

 

The Times of India, New Delhi, 3rd August, 2015

By Amit Bhattacharya & Vishwa Mohan

 


 

NEW DELHI: Is the Centre under NDA dispensation preparing to change its long-held position that Asiatic lions need a second home outside Gujarat's Gir sanctuary, and instead tilting towards the view of the state government which has steadfastly opposed the idea?

 

Sources in the ministry of environment and forests said the Union government is likely to present a fresh stand before the Supreme Court in response to a PIL filed against the relocation of a batch of lions to the Kuno Wildlif ..

 

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