Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

One of the silliest things on the internet is an international site called change.com.

The owners have offices in a number of countries and the mandate seems to be that anyone who had a grievance, and wants it redressed, can list an issue and get signatures on it. These will be sent to a bureaucrat / politician through email.

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

District Forest Officers and rangers are not trained in ecology. Ecology means the interrelationship of all things – what happens to the whole when one part is affected. They don’t know about plants or animals. In fact, this entire service should be disbanded because all they do is an illiterate kind of policing. And for the most part they don’t do that either. Many of them are the fences that eat the grass: they use their positions to cut trees illegally and many are involved with animal killing mafias. All the bureaucrats of the forest department are generalists : one day they are secretaries of steel and another they head the forest and wildlife department.

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

During this time of lockdown, thousands and thousands of Indians, especially women, have cut back on their daily food and fed the street animals instead. As the days drag on, the money has dwindled because no one is earning any money, but the hunger levels remain the same. My organization has been deluged with requests for money and animal food and we have helped as many people as we can with both. NGOs across India have pooled their resources and responded to desperate cries for help.