SC calls for immediate measures to tackle stray dog menace in Kerala

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New Delhi: Supreme Court on Friday said the stray dog menace in Kerala has to be solved as soon as possible. The bench comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice JK Maheshwari directed all parties, including the state government, to table recommendations to resolve the issue.

The apex court also said an interim order would be pronounced on September 28. Meanwhile, the court also sought the report from Justice Sirijagan committee regarding the current situation in Kerala.

"I love dogs and am raising them. However, there is an immediate need to resolve the stray dog situation in Kerala," Justice Sanjeev Khanna said while hearing the petitions.

Those who want to take care of stray dogs can do it. However, they should be ready to take complete responsibility regarding it, the court viewed. The court also asked whether the government could follow the central government directives and kill dogs that turned violent after contracting rabies. However, the Kerala government requested the court to allow taking action against dogs as per the state government rules.

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