October 4, 2022
Delhi Dog Registration: Municipal Corporation and RWA strict regarding pet dogs, increased pressure on dog owners

Delhi Dog Registration: These days the terror of dogs has become a big issue in the country. Earlier people used to be troubled by stray dogs roaming on the road, but now people living in expensive societies are troubled by pet dogs. Recently, many such cases have been reported in the capital Lucknow and Noida and Ghaziabad adjacent to the national capital Delhi, in which pet dogs have targeted children and youths. In view of these incidents, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has asked the people to register the pet dogs immediately.

MCD has also warned of strict action against dog owners who do not register. Under Section 399 of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi Act 1957, it is mandatory for all pet dogs to be registered with the corporation. There is a provision of strict fine for not registering. Also, a dog roaming in a public place can also be confiscated. There is also a provision in this act to impose fine on the owner of the pet dog and take legal action.

Dog owners are facing pressure not only from municipal corporations but also from resident associations (RWAs). Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs) have arbitrarily issued notices and illegal fines to dog owners after incidents of dogs in lifts surfaced in Noida and Ghaziabad in the past. Yamuna Apartment Resident Welfare Association of Gomti Nagar Extension has passed a resolution to ban the entry of dogs in lifts. It has also been said that if someone’s pet dog is found in the lift, then a fine of Rs 500 will also be imposed.

According to media reports, a fine of Rs 500 including GST has been imposed on two dog owners at ATS Paradiso in Greater Noida for violating the guidelines. As per reports, one was fined for making his dog urinate and the other for taking his dog in the lift

Harassment of dog owners

After the increase in dog bite incidents in many cities of UP, dog breeders have come under target. They have started being harassed. Renowned animal rights activist Kaveri Rana Bhardwaj said that after a couple of dog bite incidents in Noida, there has been an increase in the harassment of dog owners in Noida. Dog owners are being harassed unnecessarily. Many residents are looking for an opportunity to harass dog owners through RWAs.

The matter has also reached the Supreme Court

The case of terror of stray dogs has reached the Supreme Court. During the hearing held recently, the top court had made important remarks in this case, saying that those who feed dogs, the responsibility of vaccination should also be on them and if that dog injures someone, then that person should be compensated. He also has the responsibility. In fact, the Kerala High Court had given the green signal to the Municipal Corporation to eliminate stray dogs. This decision has been challenged by some NGOs and animal lovers in the Supreme Court, on which hearing is going on.

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