SC declines Kerala’s plea to kill rabid stray dogs

1 min read
Read later

Representational Image. Photo: Mathrubhumi Archives

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India declined the plea of the local self-governments from Kerala for permission to kill rabid stray dogs.

It transferred the individual cases on stray dog attacks to the high court. SC also decided to hear in detail the policy matters on controlling the population of stray dogs in Kerala, in February next year.

Kerala had also sought to vacate the stay order of high court on permission to Kudumbashree units to sterilise stray dogs. SC asked Kerala to file a separate plea on the matter.

Senior advocate V Chidambaresh told the court that Kerala HC has constituted a special bench composed of Justices Sankaran Nambiar and Gopinath Menon. SC said the petitioners can approach the HC on cases of cruelty against the animal by violating the rules.

SC bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and JK Maheshwari ordered the animal welfare department to report the number of stray dog attacks in the country in the past seven years.

Add Comment
Related Topics

Get daily updates from

Disclaimer: Kindly avoid objectionable, derogatory, unlawful and lewd comments, while responding to reports. Such comments are punishable under cyber laws. Please keep away from personal attacks. The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of readers and not that of Mathrubhumi.

doctors drown kochi oct 2023

1 min

Car plunges into river in Ernakulam after losing control killing 2 doctors, injuring 3 others

Oct 1, 2023

policeman dies

1 min

Cop killed as police jeep rams lamp post in TVM, 2 injured

Oct 1, 2023

National Highway

1 min

NHAI approves funds for various projects in Kerala

Oct 1, 2023