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Are wild animals citizens of India? What responsibilities do people have towards animals? And what should we do now that a killer Highway is being expanded, widened and becoming more impossible for an animal to cross?

This magnificent black leopard is one amongst many animals you may never see in the forest, but tragically end up as roadkill. Photo: Roads to Nowhere This magnificent black leopard is one amongst many animals you may never see in the forest, but tragically end up as roadkill. Photo: Roads to Nowhere

National Highway 7 passes through Kanha-Pench tiger corridors and Kanha-Nagzira tiger corridors. Here the tiger, is forced to cross the road. And now, the road will be doubled. The government plans to double the two-lane highway to four-lanes. Should animals, who often become roadkill, be forced to bow down to our alterations? Tigers and other animals get caught in headlights. They freeze. They get knocked over. They die. My earlier op-ed on the issue is here.

As per the reports of a group, NH7 Crusaders, 1035 animals have…

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