Batamaloo threatens to kill stray dogs
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Aug 15: Following deadly attack by stray dogs and Srinagar Municipal Corporation’s failure to check the menace, the residents of Batamaloo have threatened to kill all stray dogs in the area should the authorities fail to act.
“We are giving them a month’s ultimatum to get the menace curbed or else we will take to streets and kill the dogs with lathis,” the Batamaloo area’s coordination committee president Abdul Kabir Bhat aka Kabali told Greater Kashmir adding that the blame would lie on the civic body.
He said the people of Batamaloo were fed up of frequent attacks on the human populace. “Every now and then we are getting victimized and this is not tolerable all the times,” Kabali said.
Pertinently summer capital with over one lakh dogs reportedly on prowl has witnessed a surge in the canine attacks while at least three persons including a 10-year old boy died during the past three months.
In Batamaloo area itself at least five persons were wounded by the stray dogs recently.
Last week the High Court pulled up administration for failing to put a check on the dog menace and directed it to come up with dog ponds within two weeks.
The division bench comprising Chief Justice Ibraheem Kalifullah and Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir took a serious note of the delay in construction of dog ponds where the canines prowling in the City are to be confined.
The division bench observed that the sterilization of stray dogs wasn’t the priority but confining them to ponds had to be laid emphasis on.
“They (officials) have done nothing. They are not bothered about the plight of people because they themselves travel by air-conditioned cars … They (officials) cannot understand the problem faced by people,” the bench had remarked.
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