Thrissur Pooram: Decision over ban, parading of elephants on Friday
Thrissur: Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran said that problems regarding the conduct of Thrissur Pooram will be solved after the High Court considers the case on Friday.
Following a meeting with elephant owners, minister Kadakampally Surendran and V S Sunil Kumar said that the issues raised by elephant owners were related to the forest department. A decision will be taken after a meeting with chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, once he returns from Europe, they added.
“The issues raised by elephant owners in the meeting were related to actions taken by the forest department in connection with welfare of elephants. If they have problems in connection with the conduct of Thrissur Pooram, the government is ready to discuss them also. The present issues will be discussed and solved as soon as the CM comes back,” said Kadakampally Surendran.
“In the case of elephant Thechikottukavu Ramachandran, a decision will be taken after seeking legal advice. We have sought to revoke the ban on the elephant. We hope that the department will agree,” said V S Sunil Kumar.
The ministers hoped that a decision favoured by both the elephant owners and Thrissur Pooram enthusiasts can be reached soon.
Meanwhile, elephant owners said they would seek legal advice with regard to parading Thechikottukavu Ramachandran for Thrissur Pooram. A final decision in this regard will be taken after the court considers the matter on Friday, they added.