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Imran Hussain awarded for banning Chinese 'manja': PETA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Environment minister Hussain was awarded for banning Chinese - glass-coated strings - throughout the national capital, animal rights body said.

In July, Hussain called for a complete ban on the sale, production, storage and import of Chinese 'manja', saying these sharp-edged threads not only hurt birds but also children.

Hussain received a 'Hero to Animals Award' by the (PETA) for saving the lives of humans and animals by banning all forms of throughout the National Capital Territory of

"I'm humbled to be awarded by for banning the Chinese manjha in It was a big threat to lives of birds and also for human beings.Delhi Govt pioneered this initiative for legally banning the sale and use of Chinese manjha in delhi. Animals have equal right to live (sic)," he tweeted after receiving the award.

Others who were awarded at the function included who received a Compassionate Award for using only handwoven fabrics made from plants and not leather, silk, or other animal-derived materials, the said in a statement.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 17:30 IST