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Indian Supreme Court winning hearts with one amazing rule after another!

Recently, after noticing how the overhead transmission lines are costing the Great Indian Bustards their lives in Rajasthan and Gujarat, the Supreme Court of India has passed a judgment to replace them with underground transmission lines instead.
The Great Indian Bustard in mid-flight.
The Great Indian Bustard in mid-flight.

This judgment came after wildlife activist MK Ranjitsinh filed a petition to protect the GIBs (Great Indian Bustards). The bench has also ordered that bird diverters be installed in priority areas where GIBs live.
Since the birds have lateral vision, because of the positioning of their eyes on the sides, they are unable to deviate their flight on time when flying in the direction of a live wire, thus causing danger to their lives.
The bench said, "The right to a healthy environment encapsulates the principle that every individual has the entitlement to live in an environment that is clean, safe, and conducive to their well-being."
News such as these makes one quite hopeful of the future.
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  • George Kariuki

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    This is fantastic news for the Great Indian Bustard! This is what it means to have a right to a healthy environment. #HopeForTheFuture. Let's see more legal action like this around the world.

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    • Munene Mugambi

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      The Supreme Court's decision to replace overhead transmission lines with underground ones to protect the Great Indian Bustards sets a crucial precedent for prioritizing wildlife conservation in infrastructure projects. It demonstrates a commitment to safeguarding biodiversity and promoting sustainable development for future generations. I'm proud of this move as it was certainly required and at the moment.

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      • Elizabeth Gathigia

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        It's a great ruling that will help alot to save the GIBs

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        • Princess

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          It's heartening to see the Supreme Court taking such impactful steps to safeguard India's rich natural heritage.

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          • Munene Mugambi

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            @princess_nel_268 Aye Aye. The Supreme Court's proactive measures to protect these birds reflect a commendable commitment to preserving India's biodiversity and ensuring a sustainable future for all. Well done

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          • Rashid Kamau

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            Great ruling to protect GIBs,protection should be prioritized.

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            • Munene Mugambi

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              @rashid_kamau This ruling will be used in future rulings as a precedent to show that ecosystems and animals of all kinds have a right to be protected. They are part of the planet as well. It's probably the most important aspect of the ruling

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