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"Everything Is On Paper": Karnataka High Court Directs State To Take Prompt Steps For Establishment Of 'Goshalas' For Stray Animals

Lawstreet Journal 29 Mar 2022 10:56pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary "Everything Is On Paper": Karnataka High Court Directs State To Take Prompt Steps For Establishment Of 'Goshalas' For Stray Animals

The Karnataka High Court on Monday ordered the state government to take suitable efforts to create goshalas for the welfare of stray animals in the territories selected by it in each district of the state. By the next date of hearing, the court further ordered the government to file a status report on the work done in this respect.

The government informed a division bench comprising Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice S R Krishna Kumar that it had identified lands and allotted funds for the establishment of goshalas in each district. The court was given a compliance report.

The bench on going through the report said, "Land is identified and even money has been allocated, but in actual there is nothing, neither there is a goshala established nor any effort is being made to establish goshalas. Everything is on paper."

Following which the court in its order said, "AGA submits that lands have been identified for the purpose of establishing goshala in each district in the State of Karnataka and money has been allocated. However, no material is shown as to whether goshala has been established in any of the districts as stated in the said document."

It added,

"We are not satisfied with the details given in the compliance affidavit or document given, as regards to steps being taken by the state government to establish goshalas. Under these circumstances we direct the state government to take appropriate steps to establish goshalas in the lands identified in… Continue Reading...


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