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Without Tourists’ Supply of Food, Ayodhya’s Monkeys are Attacking Humans

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The native individuals have additionally stopped providing meals to the simians as a result of they’re additionally feeling the pinch of the lockdown.

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  • Last Updated: April 9, 2020, 8:33 AM IST

Monkeys in Ayodhya are an offended in addition to hungry lot today. While the nationwide lockdown has led to a complete absence of vacationers within the holy metropolis, the monkeys have nobody to feed them. In the previous 24 hours, the monkeys have attacked and bitten 39 individuals.

Anil Kumar a physician at Shri Ram hospital mentioned that 39 individuals have come to the hospital after being bitten by monkeys. “This is the highest number that I have seen in a matter of few hours,” he mentioned.

According to Ram Lal Mishra, a resident, there are about 7,000 to eight,000 monkeys in Ayodhya.

“Since thousands of tourists, in normal times, come to Ayodhya and they feed monkeys with bananas, bread, puris and other eatables. The monkeys in Ayodhya were never as aggressive as the ones in Vrindavan but they made sure that they get their food by walking off with bags and sunglasses which they return only if they are given food.

“However, after the lockdown, the vacationer inflow has stopped. Even the native persons are not transferring out as a result of all temples are shut. Monkeys are getting aggressive as a result of they’ve been hungry,” he explained.

Raju, one of the victims who was bitten by a monkey, said, “I used to be placing out garments to dry on my terrace when a gaggle of monkeys got here and pounced on me. Before I might notice what was occurring, one among them bit me on the shoulder. I’ve by no means seen monkeys behave like this.”

The local people have also stopped offering food to the simians because they are also feeling the pinch of the lockdown.

“I used to maintain ‘chana’ (gram) and ‘roti’ on my terrace for the monkeys however now with the uncertainty over the lockdown, I’m conserving all of the meals grains for my household. Besides, my son owns a stationary store which has been shut since March 22 so the earnings has additionally stopped. In such a scenario, most individuals are unable to feed the monkeys,” mentioned Rama Gupta, a senior citizen who stays together with her two sons and their households.

The native administration claims that it’s offering bread and grams for monkey however the native individuals say that the train is ‘insufficient’.

With all eating places and eateries fully shut, there isn’t any leftover meals for the monkeys both.

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