KU STUDENTS PROTEST against dog menace, SMC
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, Apr 18: Scared of the growing dog menace in the City, Kashmir University students on Wednesday staged protest demonstrations against the government, particularly the Srinagar Municipal Corporation for "failing to get rid of the canines.”
Holding placards and pictures of three-year-old City girl Dua Meraj who was recently mauled by canines, the protesters assembled near Allama Iqbal (RA) Library at the varsity saying the civic body had failed to check the canine menace.
“The SMC has been pleading the costly and time consuming sterilization as the sole solution to the dog menace, which is totally and logically against the need of the time,” said of group of students, who participated in the sit-in protests.
“Let the animal lovers take all these dogs to their homes in Srinagar, New Delhi or wherever they are, or let the SMC impound them at its office because we simply don’t want so many dogs anymore,” said Farhana Lateef a protesting girl adding it was difficult for people to walk alone or else they could be bitten.
“There are so many dogs that one is scared to move around even in the KU campus,” said Iqra Hussain of Law Department.
While the City is presumed to be hosting around one lakh dogs, the National Conference led government recently said the accurate figure is 91,110.
While the dog bite cases have broken all previous known records, over 1600 cases have been reported at the Anti Rabies Clinic in the City this year alone.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 19 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
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