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Transparency in rhino horns disposal demanded

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, June 19 � A citizens meeting held here on Saturday by the Journalists� Forum, Assam has demanded forensic tests before disposing off rhino horns.

The meet, held at the Guwahati Press Club and attended by conscious section of the society and various environmental organizations, unanimously adopted three resolutions for greater interest of wildlife protection initiatives in Assam.

In its first resolution, the meeting demanded that the authority must ensure a transparent forensic test of over 1500 �to be burnt� rhino horns by the forest department of Assam.

It may be mentioned here that Assam forest department has already made a decision to dispose off all the rhino horns in its possession.

In the second resolution the meeting reiterated its demand for a CBI enquiry to probe against the rhino poaching and various anomalies alleged against the forest department.

In the third resolution the meeting appreciated the forest department�s decision to organize the public hearings before burning the rhino horns but called for forensic tests to make the process transparent.

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Transparency in rhino horns disposal demanded

GUWAHATI, June 19 � A citizens meeting held here on Saturday by the Journalists� Forum, Assam has demanded forensic tests before disposing off rhino horns.

The meet, held at the Guwahati Press Club and attended by conscious section of the society and various environmental organizations, unanimously adopted three resolutions for greater interest of wildlife protection initiatives in Assam.

In its first resolution, the meeting demanded that the authority must ensure a transparent forensic test of over 1500 �to be burnt� rhino horns by the forest department of Assam.

It may be mentioned here that Assam forest department has already made a decision to dispose off all the rhino horns in its possession.

In the second resolution the meeting reiterated its demand for a CBI enquiry to probe against the rhino poaching and various anomalies alleged against the forest department.

In the third resolution the meeting appreciated the forest department�s decision to organize the public hearings before burning the rhino horns but called for forensic tests to make the process transparent.