Justice For Avni
Avni or T1 was a young tigress living in the forests of Maharashtra, India. She had two ten month old cubs. She was shot dead on November 2 in cold blood. She was accused of having killed humans without any evidence. Humans encroached her forest for illegal grazing of cattle. She never stepped outside her forest. YET she was killed! A private hunter with no license to kill shot her down in complete violation of several protocols. Supreme Court orders were completely disregarded, which required that the cubs be secured first, then an attempt to tranquilize her be made. If that fails and she attacks, a shoot to kill order be exercised. However, she was shot without securing the cubs and without any attempt to tranquilize in the middle of the night when no one is allowed to enter the forest.
A peaceful demonstration demanding justice for the murder of Avni, the tigress is being held at locations given below.
Chennai: 11th November, 4 to 5 pm at Besantnagar Beach. (//www.facebook.com/events/2153066198288501/?ti=ia&__mref=mb)
Bangalore: 11th November, 5 pm at Freedom Park. (//www.facebook.com/events/1100100046818728/?ti=ia)
New Delhi: 11th November, 3 pm at MS apartment, KG Marg (//www.facebook.com/events/188854332030180/?ti=cl)
Mumbai: 11th November, 4 pm at Worli Sea Face (//www.facebook.com/events/547439875682143/?ti=ia)
Pune: 11th November, 3.30 pm at Sambhaji Park (//www.facebook.com/events/1763357187109720/?ti=ia)
Kolkata: 11th November, 1 pm at Subodh Mallick Square to Ramlila Maidan (//www.facebook.com/events/2165705436796709/?ti=ia)
Hyderabad: 11th November, 5 pm at KBR National Park (//www.facebook.com/events/804507243213576/)
Toronto: 11th November, 3 pm at Gerrad/Ashdale Library (//www.facebook.com/events/1942088432547659/?ti=ia)
Los Angeles: 11th November, 2 pm at Griffith Park (//www.facebook.com/events/175870390030833/?ti=ia)
San Jose, California: 11th November, 10 am at 377 Santana Row, Archway near Sephora (//www.facebook.com/events/1256733094469219/?ti=ia)
New York: 11th November, 11 am at Gandhi Statue Union Square, Manhattan (//www.facebook.com/events/1807732666021260/?ti=ia)
***(kindly check the facebook event page to confirm the time and locations)
We demand that Avni’s cubs and T2 be left alone and search operation called off. We demand that Avni’s murders and political ministers be tried in court and justice be brought to Avni. We demand that stricter wildlife laws be made and adhered to.