By LR Jagadheesan
BBC News, Madras
Campaigners in India's Tamil Nadu state say
the law is literally an ass after a judge
ordered the arrest of a donkey.
The animal was kept overnight in a police station
after being seized at a rally in which it was used
to highlight alleged failings of local officials.
Police said the donkey was evidence from the "scene
of a crime". They have been accused of animal cruelty.
The donkey's owners, meanwhile, say they are grateful
to get it back after its period of incarceration.
They say that while it is good to have it home again,
it is even more stubborn and bad-tempered than normal.
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