Rahul To Visit Wayanad To Support Youth Protesting Ban On Night Travel.
All political parties in Wayanad have come together to form an action council and launched an indefinite strike saying night travel ban has crippled their lives. The movement of traffic through the forest was banned from 9 pm to 6 am in an effort to reduce disturbance to wildlife.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will arrive in his constituency in Wayanad on Tuesday to meet the people who are on hunger strike in Sultan Bathery against the ban on night commuting along the Kozhikkode-Bangaluru National Highway 766 that passes through the Bandipur tiger reserve.
In Indian state Karnataka a road crosses a tiger reserve. There is a ban to drive at nights. Young people say it affects their lives and are on hunger strike.
There is a legal battle to lift the ban but the Supreme Court supports the tiger reserve: the ban must stay. The Supreme Court asked authorities to develop an alternate route.
Politicians always use these kinds of situations to gain voters. In this case congress leader Rahul Gandhi is supporting the hunger strikers. But in doing so he lets tigers down.
Maybe he’d better use his influence to speed up the process to create an alternate road?