History of civilisation is the history of man’s association with animals: CJI Bobde in Guwahati

History of civilisation is the history of man’s association with animals: CJI Bobde in Guwahati

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GUWAHATI: Sharad Arvind Bobde, the Chief Justice of India, yesterday stated that the “history of civilisation in a sense is the history of man’s association with animals but somehow since mechanisation developed and became an integral part of our lives, the sole dependence on animals has considerably weakened and animals that were found to be indispensable are being ignored."

He said this while addressing an orientation program on protection of wildlife being organized by the Judicial Academy, Assam in collaboration with WWF-India at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara here saturday.

Chief Justice Bobde stated that the environment "has wonders we do not see in the world of mechanisation, computerisation and artificial intelligence."

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He further added that after domestication, even the wild animals have played an important part in the civilisation. "Cattle and bulls have been used for centuries. With the reduction of our dependence on animal for ourselves and our purposes, we have begun to ignore animals and their existence did not matter to us,” he said.

Talking about new scientific innovations, Bobde further added that 'we should and we must’ restrict the use of such invention to save wildlife.

The Chief Justice also observed that poachers and persons engaged in illegal wildlife trade are also connected to other illegal trades like narcotics, gun running and other illegal international activities.

Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Judge of Supreme Court of India; Justice AK Goswami, Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court; Justice Ajit Singh (retired), Lokayukta of Odisha; Justice N Kotiswar Singh, Chief Justice (acting) of Gauhati High Court and other judges of Gauhati High Court were also present in the session.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Dec 20, 2020