Video emerges of partygoers feasting on chinkara meat, protests erupt in Jodhpur

Updated: Mar 21 2023 12:41AM

Jodhpur, Mar 20 (PTI) A video purportedly showing the carcass of a chinkara hanging from a tree while a dozen people are cooking and consuming its meat sparked protests among the Bishnoi community and wildlife activists, officials here said on Monday.

The Bishnoi Tiger Force submitted a memorandum to the commissioner of police and the divisional forest officer, demanding the arrest of all the people seen in the video and booking them under the Wild Life (Protection) Act.

The group also demanded the formation of flying squads for regular patrolling in the region. "We have been assured that stern action would be taken against the culprits in two days. If nothing happens… we will hold a symbolic demonstration at the collectorate on Thursday," the Bishnoi Tiger Force chief Ram Pal Bhawad said.