Odd Allies: Tigers & Guerrillas.INDIA -- Officially, there are 4,500 tigers in India, but former Indian Environment Minister Maneka Gandhi fears the actual number of surviving tigers now is less than 800. While the Indian government is loath loath also loth
Unwilling or reluctant; disinclined: I am loath to go on such short notice.
[Middle English loth, displeasing, loath to admit it, one of the tigers' greatest human allies is the Naxalites, a Marxist-oriented rebel army that has plagued the central government for decades. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the Deccan Chronicle there have been no reports of poaching poaching: see cooking. in the jungles controlled by the Naxalites. "The people who kill tigers for their skin and bones are afraid to venture into sanctuaries and other areas populated pop·u·late
tr.v. pop·u·lat·ed, pop·u·lat·ing, pop·u·lates
1. To supply with inhabitants, as by colonization; people.
2. by the big cat," the Chronicle explains, because "they fear that the Naxalites would attack them for their weapons." In the past, Naxalites have been known to attack and kill hunters for their weapons.