Guwahati: The Golaghat district administration in Assam has banned community fishing inside the Kaziranga National Park on the occasion of Magh Bihu.
Every year during Magh Bihu also known as Bhogali Bihu people in huge numbers participated in community fishing.
Meanwhile, the district administrstion has issued an order under section 144 of CrPC in Kaziranga National Park.
“illegal entry and community fishing in beels, rivers and wetlands in the Kaziranga National Park under Golaghat district (inAssam) is prohibited with immediate effect,” the order stated.
Community fishing is an integral part of Magh Bihu festivities in Assam. People from all across participated in community fishing in pond.
“People in large numbers from different parts of the state/district enter Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve for community fishing in beels, rivers and wetlands under the garb of tradition in Magh Bihu,” the order stated.
It further said, “Congregation of a huge number of people during the community fishing may lead to traffic congestion on the National Highway-715,”.
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