About the Famous Jatinga Village of Assam
Jatinga is one of the famous villages in Assam which is located in the district named Dima Hasao. This village is 330kms far from the capital of Assam named Guwahati. Jatinga is very famous in whole India cause it is known as Birds Suicide Place, but the true fact is people kill them in this place cause in the village Jatinga more than 3000 tribal people lives. Actually the people of this village are very cruel; they attract the birds with lights in dark nights. Some of the villages disturb the birds and some attract them with the help of light and at that time some villages catch the birds with bamboo poles.
Due to this many birds are killed every year, but the village people thinks that it is the help of souls or gods. So for investigating this matter famous naturalist E.P. Gee has visited there. He is no more now. He found that in the killing process of the birds, natural climate and dark helps them rather than any soul.
Normally birds behave very lazy at night and in the dark and cloudy night them feel more laziness and when the Jatinga village people disturbs then they flies all over the area. But when they find light (actually from torch of village people), they move towards it by thinking that the light come from Sun. At that time other villagers raise long bamboo poles and the flying birds being killed by the polls.
Now this cruel killing system has been changed. The literate people of Jatinga village are creating awareness among the illiterate tribal peoples. In the upcoming days this cruel killing process will be stopped permanently.
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