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Members of Parliament from Assam have sought the relaxation of Wildlife (Protection) Act, urging Delhi to allow elephant capture. The appeal was issued to-day in a memorandum from 20 MPs of the Northeast to minister of state for environment and forests Namo N. Meena. The memo urged the ministry to “specifically” allow Assam to capture wild elephants for domesticating th-em. The Indian elephant has been listed in Schedule I (the most protected species) since 1977



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