KAZIRANGA, March 4 - People of Kaziranga have expressed serious reservation over the false propaganda spread by the global organisation �Survival International� about Kaziranga National Park-cum-Tiger Reserve.
The international NGO that fights for �tribal peoples� rights� has asked some reputed international organisations dealing with tourism not to send any tourists to Kaziranga. It has already spread a false propaganda through some reputed film actors, including Julian Lennon and Gellian Anderson, and urged the international tourists to boycott and not to go to Kaziranga.
The move has come after the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) banned the BBC from entering and shooting their film in any tiger reserve of the country, including the Kaziranga National Park.
Meanwhile, in Kaziranga several local organisations, including the youth body AJYCP, today protested against the move adopted by Survival International and demanded that if any local community or organisation is involved in spreading false propaganda about Kaziranga, then they should be brought to book and put behind bars. They also said that the anti-Kaziranga organisation should be banned immediately without any consideration.
Speaking to this correspondent, Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) and Director of Kaziranga National Park-cum-Tiger Reserve, Satyendra Singh said that for the protection of rhino and other wild animals they would take necessary measures with the help of local community.
Reacting to latest developments, former Director of Kaziranga National Park, Surajit Dutta said that current Director of the Park must come forward to issue a strong statement against the false propaganda by Survival International. He said it is also to be seen �what stand the Government of India takes to counter the false propaganda about Kaziranga.�
Meanwhile, sources informed this correspondent that under what circumstances the BBC journalist was allowed to take statements from the local people puts a question mark on the role of civil and police administration during the filming of the controversial documentary, Killing for Conservation, in Kaziranga. �It is a lesson for all of us and the government must be careful while dealing with any international organisation in future on such issues,� sources added.