Stop damaging Shopian’s Hirpora sanctuary: HC tells govt

Stop damaging Shopian’s Hirpora sanctuary: HC tells govt

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday directed the government of India and the state government to stop damaging Hirpora Wildlife Sanctuary at Shopain. “The respondents shall not act in any manner which may cause directly or indirectly any type of damage to the Wildlife Sanctuary,” a division bench of Justice Ali Mohammad […]

HC seeks govt to response on blasting and construction in Hirpora sanctuary

HC seeks govt to response on blasting and construction in Hirpora sanctuary

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday directed the state government and union of India to file response within four weeks with regard to Hirpora wildlife sanctuary. The division bench comprising Justice Ramalingum Sudhakar and Justice MK Hanjura made the orders after it was informed that the sanctuary has suffered huge loss due […]

Hirpora wildlife sanctuary: Transmission towers coming up at the cost of wildlife

Hirpora wildlife sanctuary: Transmission towers coming up at the cost of wildlife

SHOPIAN: After Mughal road construction through the premises of wildlife sanctuary, government now using heavy blasts to deface the slopes to raise transmission towers. The Hirpora Wildlife Sanctuary is home to endangered Pir Panjal Markhor, musk deer, endangered brown bear, endangered wolf and endangered leopard. Wildlife sanctuary is not only a sanctuary but a habitat […]