Ever since human beings discovered the art of civilisation, wild animals have been at the receiving end of the destruction we cause. But now things are taking a turn for the good.

According to reports, a two-bench judge of the Supreme Court passed an order to demolish a 2.2 km wall which blocks an elephant migration corridor in eastern Assam’s Golaghat district, thereby rejecting an appeal by Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL).

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Environmentalists had objected to the wall back in 2011 when NRL proposed to establish a township there. An elephant also lost its life after he suffered a haemorrhage while trying to cross the wall.

There are also videos of herds of elephants trying to cross the wall in vain. 

An order to demolish the wall was also passed on in August 2016 but only a small part of it was destroyed.

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said,

“Elephants have the first right on the forest. They do not go to office in a designated route. We cannot encroach upon their area."
Source: Animals and Birds

Hopefully, such decisions become a habit.