Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 – Secs. 26A, 35 – Sanctuaries and National Parks – Permitting villagers to collect tendu leaves – Notification declaring the area as sanctuary is not issued.
The procedure in regard to acquisition of rights in and over the land to be included in a Sanctuary or National Park has to be followed before a final notification is issued by the State Government . Therefore the order of the State Government permitting the villagers living in or around the proposed parks/sanctuaries to enter park/sanctuary and collect tendu leaves could not therefore be aid to violate any provision of the Act. [Pradeep Krishnen vs Union of India. 1996 (8) SCC 599 : AIR 1996 SC 2040: 1996 (4) SCALE 566 : 1996 (5) JT 181: 1996 (4) Supreme 270 . A.M.Ahmadi (CJ), B.LHansaria and S.C.Sen (J))]