A simple question to dogmaniacs
Would you like to throw yourself to dogs
COMMENT BY HASSAN ZAINAGIREE
One wonders as to how will the thinkers of yore react to the situation in Kashmir. It can be a thought for one's imagination to see dogs outnumbering humans. How could an Orwell shape his narrative on seeing crores of rupees spent on raising dog pounds on scores of Kanal of land when thousands of families are cramped in congested Down Town Srinagar and many floating on water-bodies in Dal and choking it to death.
Recall the mauled face of three year old Dua! And the establishment and Dog-lovers frolicking on compounds of dog pounds? And the story finished. Ah, if I could have that forceful articulation to describe the agony of the former and the callousness of the latter. If today the stone-hearted rulers are ossified in indifference at the plight of the innocent kids like Dua and their shrieks are unable to penetrate their safe haven and wake us up to come to the rescue of these tender souls, in the God’s court in the day of the judgement we all will be brought to a strict and merciless account. For what “sin” this noblest creation of God were fed to dogs? Their faces disfigured. They left in seething pain. God’s fury will drag us all in the court.
This cold indifference, bordering on a sadistic pleasure calls for a name. Imagine how children of “small” Gods yell “bachav, bachav” and writhe in pain, is crossing all limits of lunacy. The instant impression one gathers from this apathetic attitude is they have not themselves yet tasted the bitter of letting canines prowl and maul the hapless people especially the little children. Their own Dua’s are protected in fortified zones and escorted to school and tuition centers, inassailable and unstoppable, in cars, private or official.
My question to dogmaniacs, Maneka Gandhis and the ruling establishment is simply this: How would have they reacted had Dua been subjected to agony and trauma by the biped human(s). How would have they responded had some “stray” human (s) attacked a child and chased him to drowning waters of Jehlum, just as the stray dogs did that exactly last year at Nawab Bazar Srinagar. In fact, scores of people have lost their life to dogs so far. Thousands have suffered dog bites. If the havoc wreaked was man-made how would have they dealt with the dreaded menace which refuses to loosen its strangle hold and keep extending its “territorial jurisdiction” and raising high the banners of triumphalism. The killers and brutes draped in human robes would have found every arm of state apparatus galloping into action, extracting the price of bites and of the kill. Retributive justice would have sent the warning from the gallows. The stunning message that the human life is precious to all other considerations and any one who tries to play with its sanctity will be forked away and eliminated. How come dogmaniacs would be allowed to convert this sacred institution of life into a sports arena – much in reminiscence of dark days of Rome, when kings and Nobles of the ruling class have had their inflated egos satiated in seeing a slave, thrown to empty-bellied lions, brutally lynched and torn apart. If these dog lovers want to rewrite the history and glorify the Roman savagery, let them offer their own Dua’s to their loving canines and derive the pleasure. Or, do they think the aam admi worth for nothing and his kids like flies were dogmaniac wanton boys can have a fun of them. And how can this “defend dogs, assault humans” strategy be defendede when in the name of “law and order maintenance” bullets are showered on people whereas even rabid dogs are insulated against any criticism.
The approach of the administration to tackle the menace by erecting the dog pounds and resort to sterilization defies common sense. It smacks of going round in circles without achieving the desired objective. It is sheer wastage of money, time and state resources. The whole venture is an exercise in vanity. The best of the veterinary experts have opined that success chances of sterilization are bleak. It is running against the time given the alarming population of dogs and their terribly fast breeding ability. Besides it amounts to rubbing salt in the injuries of the dog-bitten population of Kashmir. Since sterilization can’t change the nature of the dogs, they would continue to bite for 16 to 20 years after they are sterilized. It follows pound treatment is not only a euphemism for diversion tactics, it is in fact, a “morale boosting” “counseling” for the dogs to continue waging their “holy war” of mauling the poor inhabitants of Kashmir. And have their writ implemented. Dogizens of the land, have no choice but to follow the law, Manikas in delhi script and her disciples raise the pitch in Kashmir.
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