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Ask for a Countrywide Ban on Cruel Manja

The manja used in kite-flying competitions is often gummed and coated with powdered and finely crushed glass. Glass-, plastic- and metal-coated manja is deadly for thousands of pigeons, crows, owls, kites and other birds who are slashed, wounded and killed when they become entangled in the strings.


 
Sharp manja is hazardous not only for birds but also for humans – including passersby travelling on open vehicles, such as bicycles, motorcycles or scooters – and is responsible for numerous human injuries and deaths every year. In Mumbai, a stray manja cut a young person's throat, slicing the larynx and surrounding muscles, which are 3 to 4 cm thick. According to a news report , five people , including two children, were killed and nearly 250 people injured in the state of Gujarat alone – in just one month  during  Makar Sankranti.

Caring people like you must urge the Ministry of Environment and Forests to ban the use and sale of glass-, plastic- and metal-coated manja across India.

You Can Help

Please ask the Ministry of Environment and Forests to ban the use and sale of glass-, plastic- and metal-coated manja across India immediately.
 
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