Joymala custody row: Centre stands with Tamil Nadu despite Assam government moving court

Joymala custody row: Centre stands with Tamil Nadu regardless of Assam authorities shifting courtroom

GUWAHATI: The BJP-led central authorities has backed the claims of the Tamil Nadu authorities that Joymala – the elephant from Assam – “is being taken care of”.

“Our beloved Joymala is now all hale and hearty. The current group is taking excellent care of the jumbo!” the union ministry of setting and forest tweeted on Wednesday.

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This endorsement of Tamil Nadu authorities’s stand on the Joymala challenge by the central authorities got here regardless of the Assam authorities knocking the doorways of the Gauhati excessive courtroom over the custody of the elephant.

Joymala was ‘tortured’ in a Tamil Nadu temple.

This step has been taken by the Assam authorities after an specialists’ group from the state was not allowed to take inventory of the situation that the elephant resides in.

Joymala, an elephant from Assam, which is now within the captivity at Srivilliputhur Andal Temple in Tamil Nadu, is on the centre of a serious hullabaloo.

Joymala drew consideration of the media after animal rights group PETA (Individuals for Moral Remedy of Animals) posted a video that it claimed had been taken throughout a veterinary inspection of the elephant.

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The PETA video claimed the elephant is being saved illegally on the temple. “Right here, she is being overwhelmed within the sacred sanctum sanctorum of Krishnan Kovil…In 2021, she was tied to a tree and overwhelmed ruthlessly,” it stated, with visuals of an elephant being overwhelmed.

Nonetheless, the Tamil Nadu authorities has claimed that the PETA video is FAKE.

The elephant Joymala is “completely doing good,” the Tamil Nadu authorities stated.

A group of specialists, together with internationally acclaimed elephant physician Padmashree (Dr) Kushal Konwar Sarma, from Assam rushed to Chennai to examine the wellbeing of Joymala and the opposite captive elephants within the temples of Tamil Nadu and produce them again residence.

Apparently, the Assam group was not allowed to examine Joymala and the opposite elephants.