The Bishnoi's of Bagda ki Dhani, a group of few dozen homes about 30km. from Jodhpur have neither forgotten nor are willing to forgive the Bollywood stars involved in the alleged killing of two blackbucks.
The term Bishnoi ,originates from the 29 tenets( bish meaning 20 and noi meaning 9) that the community follows. Protecting wildlife and trees are two such tenets.They protect deer, bulls, peacocks, blackbucks and other animals.
Back in the 18th century, 363 Bishnois were martyred trying to stop felling of trees in Khejarli village.This love for nature and wildlife should be emulated by all and inculcated during childhood..A greener and healthier earth will then be a reality!
source:The Times of India