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The 1st availability of the official Karnataka High Court Verdict on Stray Dogs (Part III): Dogs which are a menace or cause nuisance irrespective of whether there is evidence of such dogs having mauled or bitten children or adults, can be exterminated by the BBMP

Posted on | December 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Voice of Stray Dogs is releasing the the 1st available copy (we know of) of the judgment pronounced by the High Court of Karnataka at Bangalore on the 7th of December, 2012, in the matters that have come to be known as the Stray Dog matters, i.e. WP(PIL) No .26996-27009/2003, 37197/2011 clubbed with WP(PIL)641/2007, WP(PIL)501/2007, WP(PIL)7642/2007, WP(PIL)7644/2007, WP (PIL)6229/2007,  WP(PIL) 4920/2007, WP (PIL)427/2007 AND WP No.4034/2007.  This is shared here in the following parts

As pointed out by us earlier, the terms “menace” and “nuisance” have not been defined by the Hon’ble court. After the passing of this judgment therefore, the lives of the stray dogs of Bangalore depend on BBMP definitions, with the AWOs specifically excluded from interfering. Read more

Karnataka High Court Verdict on Stray Dogs (Part II): The first ‘analysis’ of the ‘unofficial’ order that the defendants will NOT take a stay against!!

An advocate who has read / obtained the judgment pronounced by the High Court of Karnataka at Bangalore on the 7th of December, 2012, in the matters that have come to be known as the Stray Dog matters, i.e. No .26996-27009/2003, 37197/2011 clubbed with WP(PIL)641/2007, WP(PIL)501/2007, WP(PIL)7642/2007, WP(PIL)7644/2007, WP (PIL)6229/2007,  WP(PIL) 4920/2007, WP (PIL)427/2007 AND WP No.4034/2007, shared with The Voice of Stray Dogs, the operative portions of the judgment. We have with us, Paragraphs 45 to 50 of the judgment, and Directions (5) ...

Karnataka High Court Verdict on Stray Dogs (Part I): This is what the BBMP desires – To put down dogs it decides should not live

On 7th of December 2012 a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B.V. Nagarathna delivered the verdict while disposing of a batch of public interest litigation (PIL) petitions — some complaining about stray menace and seeking culling of such dogs, and others seeking protection against their killing. These petitions are clubbed together as 'stray dog' matters [No .26996-27009/2003, 37197/2011 clubbed with WP(PIL)641/2007, WP(PIL)501/2007, WP(PIL)7642/2007, WP(PIL)7644/2007, WP (PIL)6229/2007,  WP(PIL) 4920/2007, WP (PIL)427/2007 AND WP No.4034/2007]  The order is not with 'The Voice ...

Central law versus State law – in the context of culling of stray dogs: Which law will prevail

This is an analysis occasioned by an article in the Bangalore Mirror of 19th October, 2012, titled, “Police have power to kill strays”, which claims that ‘Karnataka Police Act not only gives the cops authority to kill dogs but also says they have to do it regularly’. [caption id="attachment_2826" align="alignleft" width="480"] A snapshot of the illegal dog culls in Bangalore, and elsewhere in Karnataka, when 1000s of stray dogs were pulled out on the streets, killed in full public view and ...

AWBI reiterates to BBMP: Culling of ‘ferocious’ or ‘nuisance’ dogs is contrary to law

Given the 'information' flying thick and fast about BBMP's stand on aggressive dogs it is timely to see this communique from the Chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) to BBMP and all NGOs working to support the ABC program in Bangalore. It has been previously reported that BBMP has attempted to make a case of putting down a supposedly 'aggressive' dog abandoned at one of its NGO's facilities.  The Times of India has alleged in a newspaper report on ...

The case of BBMP wanting to put down ‘aggressive dogs’: This one LIVE on TV!

A Bombay High Court judgment on 'nuisance' dogs' is in appeal in the Supreme Court of India. The Animal Birth Control (Dog) Rules 2001 clearly defines the category of stray dogs that can be euthanized. However BBMP seems to have its own spin on it as the incident reported below on The Voice of Stray Dogs Facebook page clearly illustrates - there is a BBMP attempt to label some dogs as aggressive and put them down - an act that is ...

The Dogs of Lodhi Garden (New Delhi) – How their removal from Lodhi Gardens was averted

Lodhi Gardens, spread over 90 acres in the heart of New Delhi, is a hotspot for morning walks for Delhi-ites. Lodhi Gardens contains the tombs of Mohammed Shah, Sikander Lodhi as the architectural works of the 15th century Sayyid and Lodhi dynasties. The site is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The space and buildings have lasted 500 years and walkers and dogs have coexisted for a century but what the Lodhi's and walkers did not plan were on ...

John Hughes of Dogsmountain is running ‘Clean up without Cruelty’ in Kerala – a campaign for Kerala’s dogs.

John Hughes, 57, has a 30 year background as an independent animal welfare advocate. He has a strong police background and is a polite and law abiding campaigner for Animals Rights. He lives in Brighton. He has been running campaigns for highlighting the horror of the 'dog meat trade' in Korea, Thailand, and his ...

Election Commission of India bans the use of animals in election campaigns

The Election Commission of India, established under the Indian Constitution in the year 1950, and vested with the power to superintend and control the conduct of elections to Parliament and the Legislature of every State, has issued a strong advisory to all recognized national and state political parties, against the use of animals in election campaigns and processes. The Commission has advised both, political parties and candidates, to refrain from using animals in election campaigns. The Commission has also stated that ...