PM Modi Praises Assam Govt’s Move To Burn Rhino Horns

PM Modi Praises Assam Govt’s Move To Burn Rhino Horns

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised the Assam government's decision to burn rhino horns, a coveted item among poachers.

Retweeting Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma's tweet from Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Commendable effort by Team Assam. The One-Horned Rhino is India's pride and all steps will be taken for its well-being."

Assam had on Wednesday consigned to flames 2,479 rhino horns, the world's largest stockpile destroyed in a single day, to bust a myth that the horns have miraculous medicinal properties.

The move by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government is part of an effort to curb poaching of the endangered one-horned Indian rhinoceros.

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