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ANI: Forest guard protest, demand more teeth

[India News]: Dehradun, Dec 13 : Thousands of angry and disillusioned forest guards in Uttaranchal today organised a protest march till the State Assembly demanding protection from poachers, timber mafia and a salary hike, which, according to them, has remained unchanged for over 20 years.

The agitated forest guards, over 3200 in number, threatened to close the region’s two biggest national reserves Jim Crobett and Rajaji if a time-bound solution was not guaranteed to them. [more]