The transportation of four elephants from Assam to Gujarat has been temporarily suspended. The decision was taken by Assam Forest department on Thursday.
Earlier, even after two court orders- one from Supreme Court and other from the Gauhati High court, the unnamed business house has literally forced the Forest authorities of Assam to burn midnight oil to ensure dispatch of elephants at the earliest. The business house has offered the elephant to the Rath Yatra of Ahmedabad and hired the elephants on lease for six months from the owner of Assam for the ceremony.
It may be mentioned here that several people and organisations have been continuously opposing the transportation of the elephants from Assam to Gujarat. The Veterinary Experts’ Committee (VEC) also in an indirect indication opposed the transport of four elephants from Tinsukia Assam to Ahmedabad in Gujarat.