Bengaluru: On Thursday December 9, the Karnataka High Court has said that it will take suo motu cognisance of issues such as dog menace in parks and problems created by stray cattle, if the authorities fail to take necessary action.
According to sources, Chief justice Ritu Raj Awasthi has mentioned the dog menace in the City’s main lung area while hearing a petition filed by Cubbon Park Walkers’ Association.
“We would like to file a suo motu petition in this matter. How are these dogs allowed to be in public? There are so many dogs. Morning walkers, in particular, are affected by this. People who bring their pets are not even keeping them chained. There are no restrictions on their movement, and there is no entrance fee. What restrictions are in place for these pet dogs?” asked Chief Justice.
He also referred to European countries’ cultures when it comes to taking care for pets, such as cleaning up after them when they defecate in public places. But, in our society, the owner speaks highly of his or her pet’s pedigree, but this is not reflected in how they are cleaned,” he added.
A senior lawyer raised concerns about stray cattle wandering near the High Court.