Jaipur: A village panchayat in Rajasthan has allegedly boycotted three families for raising their voice against the use of barbed wires for fencing farms as it is the major threat to deer and other animals. The families have filed a complaint in police, while police say that one of the villagers has also registered a case against these families. In the meantime families are facing a hard time as villagers are not even giving them milk and groceries.
The matter is related to a village Bala in the Bilara block of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan. The boycotted families of Suresh Vishnoi, Chotu Singh Godara and Papaa Ram Dudi are associated with an organization that works for animals and raises voice against the use of barbed wires for fencing of farms in the area.
"These barbed wires are a major reason for deaths of deers here, as they get stuck in these wires”, said Suresh Vishnoi the complainant. He said that the forest department has issued directions to not use this kind of wire for fencing, but people don’t follow the orders. "We are campaigning against this but panchayat is annoyed with this and imposed a boycott of our families on June 5th. I have sent the complaint to all officials, but no action has been taken till now", added Suresh.
While, on the other hand, a case has been registered against Chotu Singh, Suresh and eight others for cutting the fencing and threatening. The SP rural of Jodhpur Anil Kumar said, "We have received the complaint and registered a case but as a case against the complainants is also registered so we are investigating the matter".