Lockdown festival in Nagaland and Arunachal
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Lockdown festival in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh with king cobra, deer, wild cat meat:

Guwahati, April 19: Lockdown festival in Nagaland and Arunachal. When the nationwide lockdown is continued in the country to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this lockdown has now become a festival or celebration for some people who have killed wild animals for feasting.

Several shocking incidents have come to light in the North-Eastern region where many people have killed king cobra, deer and several other endangered wild animals for feasting during the lockdown period.

Some videos of this lockdown feasting went viral on social media also.

In a video from Nagaland, some youths were seen as preparing roasted feast of many endangered wild animals.

In the video, few youths of Nagaland were seen displaying wild animals like deer, wild cat and other endangered wild animals they killed to feast in the jungle area.

One youth said in the video that – “We are celebrating lockdown festival.”

The youths were seen roasting parts of deer meat, fish and some other wild animal meat in a jungle area where the youth had laid camp.

In another video, three people of Arunachal Pradesh had killed a king cobra for a feast and displayed it publically.

The people said in the video that, they killed the king cobra in the jungle area and are carrying it for a feast.

One among the three people was heard saying in the video that, they did not have any rice left due to lockdown and so they killed snake to eat.

Arunachal Pradesh is a home of many endangered snake species and recently a group of researcher discovered a bright green pit viper named it Salazar’s pit viper, that name was inspired by Salazar Slytherin, the co-founder of J K Rowlings’ fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the jungle of the bordering state with China.