Shri G. Jagadeesha
Mysore City Corporation
New Sayyaji Rao Road
March 17th 2018
Subject: Illegal Culling and Dislocation of Stray Dogs in Contempt of Hon’ble Supreme Court
We have learned through several newspaper reports (copies attached) that the Mysore municipal corporation is killing as well as dislocating stray dogs. This is in violation of :
1.Article 51 (a) of the Constitution of India
2.The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
3.IPC Sections 428, 429
4.Animal Birth Control Rules of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) a statutory body under the union ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
5.It is also in Contempt of the Hon’ble Supreme Court rulings dated 2009 till 2017 (Animal Welfare Board of India Vs People For the Elimination of Stray Dogs, Record of Proceedings 265025). Directing the Chief Secretaries of states and the state High Courts to completely refrain from killing dislocating or impounding any dogs until final judgement by the apex court.
Petition(s) for Special Leave to Appeal (C) No.691/2009 (Arising out of impugned final judgment and order dated 19/12/2008 in ASWP No. 6257/2006 passed by the High Court of Bombay. Reference to the Hon’ble Supreme Court orders dated November 18, 2015 and March 09 2016 for SLP(C) No 691/2009. In both orders the Hon’ble judges have reiterated that the existing laws related to stray dogs be upheld and implemented accurately. In the same regard the order dated March 09, 2016 directs against impounding of stray dogs, bans killing, upholds Animal Birth Control (ABC) and mandates release of the dogs in the same area after neutering and vaccination. The Hon’ble Court has also directed that any group, body or individual disrupting this is to be penalized.
In view of the above, you are required to immediately publically withdraw the said order and stop this illegal activity, failing which we will be compelled to initiate contempt proceedings against individuals in the departments concerned, issuing these orders you. A written response is requested.
Rishi Dev, Amit Chaudhery
1.Secretary General, Registry, Supreme Court of India, Tilak Marg, New Delhi-110 201
2.Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Vidhan Soudha, Doctor Ambedkar Veedhi,
Sampangi Rama Nagar
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001