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Kerala HC frowns on dog killing incidents, lists on Friday

Thiruvananthapuram, September 14 (BPNS)

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday convened a special sitting on Wednesday against the backdrop of rising stray dog attacks in the state. The court which frowned on the unauthorized killing of community dogs also observed that the state government is obligated to protect the citizens from the attacks of ferocious dogs. The division bench of Justice AK Jayashankaran Nambiar and Justice Gopinath PJ had considered the matter. At the same time, attacks by stray dogs continue to be reported in the state as those who suffered bites include a 90-year-old woman and a magistrate.

“The state government is obligated to protect the citizens from the attacks of ferocious dogs by identifying such dogs and removing them from public places. It has been informed that certain decisions have been taken by the government. The court orders to furnish a detailed report regarding the steps along with the status of the compliance of earlier orders given by this court to tackle the menace of dog bites” reads an excerpt from the order.

The division bench will again consider the suo motu writ petition on Friday.

Meanwhile, while considering the case, the amicus curiae brought to the notice of the court various instances of unauthorized killing of community dogs.