In Ramadan, canines unleash reign of terror in Srinagar localities

BK Correspondent/Srinagar
June 19, 2017 0 Comments CITY 58 Views
In Ramadan, canines unleash reign of terror in Srinagar localities

As Ramadan is nearing completion, the dogs continue dominating many Srinagar localities that has halted the movement of people especially during wee hours.
In Areas, like Shamaswari, locals are facing immense inconveniences as growing number of dogs have created a reign of terror there.
Residents of the Jogilankar complained that the roads there remain occupied by the dogs and as such people fear to pass through many areas in isolation.
“It is ironical that SMC is sitting over serious threat to lives of people by canines. Due to presence of stray dogs, it becomes difficult to walk on streets in our area particularly during evenings. These stray dogs chase people posing risk to their lives,” Mushtaq Ahmad a local said.
He said that the students in particular often face problems who had to leave for their schools during early morning.
“Every day we have to accompany to our children to the road as dogs have previously attacked many children here. We appeal the SMC to help us in getting rid of ther ferocious dogs,” Mushtaq said.
The residents of Shivpora area also expressed serious concern over presence of a large number of stray dogs in their area here.
“These dogs chase people especially kids during evening endangering lives of inhabitants,” locals said. They complained that despite repeated attempts to Badami Bagh Cantonment Board, no action has been taken.
Similary the pedestrians have expressed serious concern over presence of a large number of stray dogs at Residency Road and its adjoining areas in commercial hub Lal Chowk .
A delegation of pedestrians and shopkeepers presence of stray dogs poses risk to them. “The canines chase people especially kids during evening endangering their lives. The dogs also chase vehicles and two-wheelers. It is ironical that Srinagar Municipal Corporation has failed to check the growing population of the dogs in the city-centre areas,” they said.
“Dozens of stray dogs are present in Press Enclave and adjoining parking area. We urge the SMC Commissioner to direct the concerned officers to take immediate measures to check the menace,” they added.
Similar complaint are pouring in from the uptown areas of Srinagar, where locals too suffer due to the spontaneous canine attacks.
Residents of Hyderpora, Barzulla, Bemina told the Brighter Kashmir over phone, that the dogs continue attacking pedestrians during wee hours.
“Many here can’t attend prayers in mosque during more hours as dogs from past few weeks have created a reign of terror here. We have made so many deputation to the SMC earlier, but no action is being taken yet. If government failed to take action in this regard then we will have no option other than to kill these dogs by poisoning them,” said Sajad Ahmad a resident of Bemina.
Pertinently, the SMC has kept the dog sterilisation drive on hold from past few years.
Observers believe that the dog population have considerably increased, with many saying that their population has doubled in last two years

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