Man-Eater Tigers are Terrorists
Shooter Nawab Shafath Ali Khan invited by Hyderabad metropolitan criminal courts bar association at Nampally for interaction with advocates said that all man-eater tigers are terrorists and should be tranquilized or eliminated as part of conversation measures.
Shafath quoted that so far he shot 7 man-eating tigers and leopards. He also boasted of killing around 17400 wild boars in one operation in Gwalior and 7000 wild boars in Bihar.
Man-eater tigers is a minute issue constituting to 0.1% of the total tiger population. Out of 2700 tigers, perhaps two could turn into man-eaters in the entire country. We need professionals with tranquilizing and shooting expertise to tackle the man-eater tiger or leopards.
A confirmed man-eating tiger is nothing but a terrorist. It would have terrorized several villages in the area of operation affecting day to day normal life. Its presence brings farming activity to a grinding halt. Nobody steps out, schools get closed, Shafath added.
According to him, “such tigers have to be taken out of the system by either tranquilizing or elimination. No conservation programme will be a success unless farmer and forest dwellers are kept happy. In Maharashtra, the number of tigers has shot up from 105 to 225. But In Telangana, this number is dropping due to electrocution because farmers are unhappy. The Telangana government also has to take steps to control the wild boar population.”