Saturday, March 5, 2011


Srinagar Mar 05 (Only Kashmir): The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered shoot-at-sight to deal with the menace of rabid dogs after a spurt in canine attacks on humans.
"All superintendents of police and station house officers as well as security forces have also been authorised to take cognisance and initiate action in case of rabid and mad dogs," an official spokesman said.
Divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Asgar Samoon asked deputy commissioners to direct the officials to issue the orders to deal with the menace.
The measure has been initiated by the government to ensure the safety of the public after recent incidents in which two persons died due to dog bites in Uri and Pampore towns, the spokesman said.
He said the shoot-at-sight orders are only applicable for mad and rabid dogs.
The government is also planning a sterilisation drive of all male stray dogs to curb the growing numbers of dogs in the Kashmir Valley.


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