CHENCHUS BELIEVE THE FOX USHERS IN FORTUNE
18, Apr 2019
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The nomadic tribal families have succeeded in domesticating the animal
Details: / An offence: official
- Senior official at the Srisailam Nagarjuna Sagar Tiger Reserve Nageswara Rao said: “The conservation of fox falls under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972,
- according to which hunting or domesticating it is an offence and attracts punishment.
- Chenchus are a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group whose hamlets or Pentas dot the Nallamala forest range spread across four to five districts in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states. They are inveterate forest dwellers, who have, over centuries, steadfastly refused to move out of their woods regardless of the perils of such life.
- If patriotism be defined as love for the land, Chenchus are patriots in true spirit.
- The non-resident war cries on social media over imagined boundaries are no match for their raw affinity to forests where they live without basic facilities.
- They are among the oldest living aboriginals of south India.