Sunday, January 27, 2008


Additional Directorate General of Army Education
RTI Cell, G-6, D-1 Wing, Sena Bhawan
Integrated Headquarter of MoD (Army)
DHQ PO, New Delhi 110011

Subject:- Information under RTI Act, 2005 about the meat / animal supplier – contractors.


Please find attached here with the DD of worth ten rupees in favour of the GSO-1, RTI Fund payable at New Delhi & following information required under RTI Act, 2005:-

  1. That do you know – animals are being ill treated during their transportation towards their supply to the Indian Army for slaughter or Indian Army do not have their slaughter houses & they preferred meat only not live animals?
  2. If Indian Army has their own slaughter houses then do you know the rules about how to slaughter animals?
  3. If Indian Army do not have the slaughter houses & you depends upon the meat suppliers / contractors then do you that animals are being ill treated during their transportation towards slaughter houses & animals are being shifted under very heavy stress, pain, injury & some time death, animals are being slaughtered violating the rules made out by the Govt. & the meat became un-hygienic for human consumption, as some time sick, pregnant, injured animals slaughtered by them ?
  4. Do you know that the animals are being transported from Delhi to J&K under Indian Army supply cover in a very cruel manner violated law of the land & animals are shifted under very heavy stress, pain, injury & some time death?
  5. Please supply me the complete list of the animal / meat suppliers to the Indian Army nationwide along with terms & conditions decided between the Indian Army & suppliers / contractors.

Hence you are requested to supply me the above said information along with the actions to be taken against the violators of the agreements made out between the Indian Army & suppliers / contractors.



Naresh Kadyan,

Representative of OIPA in India,

C-38, Rose Apartment, Prashant Vihar,

Sector-14, ROHINI,

DELHI – 110085.


Cc for information & n / action to:-

The Union Defense Minister / The Union Defense Minister – state.

The Union Minister for Environment & Forest.

The Defense Secretary to the Govt. of India.

The Secretary, Union Ministry for Environment & Forest

The Chief of the Army staff, New Delhi.

The Chairman, AWBI / The Secretary, AWBI

Friday, January 25, 2008


The sheep's & goats are being transported from Delhi to J&K under Indian Army supply cover in very cruel manner. Animals are under heavy stress, pain, injury & death during traveling. This is the clear cut violation of the PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT, 1960 & the rules made out by the Govt. of India.
Srinagar, Jan 12: The indefinite strike by mutton dealers in Bakra Mandi in Indian capital city is going to badly hit the mutton supply to Kashmir Valley.
The mani, which is Asia’s largest sheep mandi, is closed since Thursday following indefinite strike by mutton wholesale dealers there against the alleged harassment and highhandedness by the followers of social activist and BJP leader Meneka Gandhi.
“Srinagar is the main market of Bakra Mandi in North India. If the strike continues there will be acute shortage of mutton in the Valley. Amirtsar cannot cater to the huge demand of Srinagar,” said Khazir Muhammad Pampori, a wholesale mutton dealer.
“J&K government allows us to carry 140 sheep in a truck while Haryana only 40. When we load 140 sheep in Delhi, we are stopped in Haryana by the activists of Meneka Gandhi’s NGO who forcibly unload truck and ask for huge amount of money,” said Manzoor Ahmad Kanoon, president All Kashmir Wholesale Mutton Dealers Association.
He said the wholesalers were not facing any such problem till some time ago but intervention of political activists and goons had made it impossible for the wholesale dealers to get stock from Delhi or Haryana.
When contacted president Chinar Union of Sheep and Goats’ Suppliers, Bakra Mandi, Firdous Ahmad Wani said the harassment of mutton dealers by the activists of an NGO headed by Meneka Gandhi in Haryana had badly affected the business of wholesale dealers of Bakra Mandi.
“The usual supply to Srinagar in January up till last year was around 20 truckloads of sheep a day but this year it is just three to four trucks and no supply since January 10, following strike by the wholesale dealers,” said Wani.
“We have taken up the case with the authorities concerned and we are hopeful that they would definitely do something to stop the goons and anti-social activists from harassing and extorting money from mutton dealers,” he said.
He said, “If there is 70 year old law in Haryana that no truck can carry more than 40 sheep together. Let our cases be dealt lawfully. Hardly any truck would be stopped by the officials concerned till some months ago and the seized truck would be released along with livestock after the dealers were condemned to fine. But the officials and local goons have now made it a routine to fleece the dealers. Now more and more people are joining the bandwagon of so-called NGO activists to extort money from the dealers in the name of animal protection. As a result, the Kashmir dealers have almost stopped to buy stocks from Delhi Bakra Mandi.”
Meanwhile, the president of Livestock Market Traders Association, Eid Gah Road, Saddar Bazar, Delhi, Muhammad Tehseen Qureshi has threatened to join strike with the Bakra Mandi dealers, if the governments of Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Haryana and Rajisthan will not take effective steps to stop the activists of NGO, People for Animals (PFA), from harassing the mutton dealers of Kashmir and grabbing money from them through illegal means.
Talking to Greater Kashmir over phone from Delhi, Qureshi appealed to the centre government for intervention and action against the so-called PFA activists, who in the garb of animal protection were allegedly extorting huge money from the mutton dealers. He also demanded abolition of law, disallowing truckers from carrying more than 40 sheep together in one truck. He pointed out that in some states truckers are even allowed to load even more 150 sheep together in a truck.
TRUCK IMPOUNDED: The police intercepted a truckload of 175 sheep at the boundary of this district and seized it on Sunday following a complaint by Mr Naresh Kumar Kadyan, chairman of the People for Animal Protection Council. According to a report, the sheep were being taken to Jammu and Kashmir for killing. The truck driver was arrested and the sheep were impounded.