Stray dogs create fear psychosis among Ganderbal residents


Srinagar: The increasing number of stray dogs in this central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district has become a cause of grave concern for the inhabitants of the district.

According to the locals, herds of dogs are seen on the prowl at various areas of the district including busy market Beehama, Duderhama, Safapora, Lar, Manigam, Kangan, Ganniwan , Gund  and other areas of the district.

The locals told the PTK that dogs are posing a grave threat to the life of humans particularly during the morning and evening hours adding the movement of people especially children, elders and women have become difficult during the morning and evening hours due to the presence of large number of dogs in the area.

There has been drastic increase in the number of dogs in the district, which has become a matter of huge concern for the people, especially the parents of children, rued locals.

“Keeping in view the dog menace, I will have to accompany my child to the educational institution every day,” a mother of a student from Kangan told PTK adding the problem has assumed a serious dimensions with concerned authorities failing to tackle the menace. Locals also alleged that some miscreants during evening hours are dropping these dogs loaded in heavy vehicles in the rural areas. Meanwhile the residents of Ganderbal district have appealed the concerned authorities to tackle with the menace at an earliest for the convenience of the people. (PTK)





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