New Delhi: Kite flying, especially on Independence Day, may be a tradition, but it leaves hundreds of birds dead every year. However, now they have some hope as two brothers from Old Delhi have become their saviours.
Nadeem Shehzaad and his NGO 'Wildlife Rescue' have treated over three thousand injured birds in the last eight years. Nadeem blames the use of the maanjha - or the glass-coated string used in kite-flying - for causing deadly injuries to the raptors.
"People use sharp glass-coated thread and most of the injuries happen in the air with the collision with the string," says Nadeem.
He adds, "We saw that nobody wanted to take care of them which was the main reason for us to launch this initiative. People are often scared of them or consider them unlucky."...more
08:17 AM, Aug 21, 2012