New Delhi, Dec 14: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wedensday banned the use of glass coated thread or manjha, which is used for flying kites, across the nation. The killer Chinese manjha, which is a rage among kite flyers, has also been banned.
The sharp kite-flying string had in August claimed three lives in Delhi. It was found to be responsible for injuries and deaths to countless birds
Ahead of Independence Day, animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has filed a petition urging the NGT to ban all forms of manjha.
Most of the incidents are being linked to Chinese manjha, which is stronger and cheaper than the cotton manjha made in Bareilly. Wholesalers dealing in glass-coated thread prefer to sell Chinese manjha over the Indian one as the profit margins are higher.
The Delhi Government had banned the use of Chinese manjha in August after the deaths.