An Odisha Village Couple Was Hit With FIRs Over Their ‘Viral’ Pet Monkeys

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By Alisha Dutta Nestled along a non-perennial river that floods every monsoon, the people of Jahal, a small village in Odisha, spend most of their time recovering from relentless natural disasters. With a population of roughly 1100 people, Jahal is dotted with mud huts, with just a handful of concrete houses in between. One of these brick houses belongs to Badri Narayan Bhadra and his young wife Monalisa. When you try to make your way down the winding path that leads to Badri Narayan’s house, monkeys of various sizes flock around, scampering across the path and hopping along your side. For tho…

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