Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) India’s first Centre for Animal Law has been established at the NALSAR University of Law here.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi inaugurated the centre at the university on Friday.
As patron of the centre, she advised the students to do research on critical issues.
She said there was need for more research on several issues in view of increasing litigation about animal rights and their welfare.
The centre will create curriculum on animal welfare laws, including developing topics for research.
It will also conduct workshops on animal laws and animal welfare issues with judicial magistrates, animal welfare advocates, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders in the government.