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Delhi HC issues directions to be followed by residential societies in Delhi with regard to street dogs

Lawstreet Journal 2 Mar 2021 8:31pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi HC issues directions to be followed by residential societies in Delhi with regard to street dogs

Justice Pratibha Singh in the Delhi High Court, recently issued directions to be followed with regards to street dogs that are in residential colonies. A petition filed against the Residents Welfare Association by 3 animal lovers from the area of Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, for causing hindrance in feeding and taking care of the street dogs.


The HC observed a previous 2009 order given in Citizen for the Welfare and protection of Animals and Anr. v. State where clear directions were given by the Court for both parties to find a suitable spot or specific area in the colonies for the street dogs to be feed in. The Court then stated, “each colony of Delhi, AWBI would identify, in consultation with Residents Welfare Association, Area SHO and the Animal Welfare Organization working in that area, the spots or sites e most suitable for the purpose of feeding dogs. The purpose of feeding dogs is to keep them confined to a particular place, so as to subject them to sterilization, vaccination and re-vaccination, as the vaccination does not last more than one year.” AIWB within 4 weeks had to identify the spots in as many different colonies it could.


The Court took notice of the fact that despite the 2009 order, no consensus in identifying any spots has been done rather now the Residents Welfare Association raised concerns and apprehensions because the open areas in the colonies was used by children and senior citizens to roam and for their recreation.


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