Stray dog menace: Kerala BJP slams Union Minister Maneka Gandhi’s call for action against dog killers

Maneka had urged the Kerala government to invoke the stringent anti-goons Act against those killing stray dogs.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: October 28, 2016 10:31 am
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BJP’s Kerala unit Thursday said Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi’s statement on culling of stray dogs had dented the party’s and the central government’s image in the state. Maneka had urged the Kerala government to invoke the stringent anti-goons Act against those killing stray dogs. The Act is meant to tackle anti-social elements.

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In a letter to Maneka, BJP national council member and former state unit chief V Muraleedharan urged her to show restraint as opponents would misinterpret her remarks to tarnish the image of the central government and BJP. He said the people of Kerala are forced to cull stray dogs as the menace has assumed a dangerous proportions.

“In an extremely appalling situation, rather than expressing solidarity with the general public in addressing this menace, your statement to impose anti-goons Act has invited the wrath of the people in Kerala. Women and children are at the receiving end of stray dog attacks. Rather than expressing solidarity with the children, you speak against the people who are trying to get rid of the menace,’’ he said.

“Being an activist you are free to air your personal views in this regard. But you should have ensured that your personal views do not get reflected as the view of the Union government,’’ he added. Muraleedharan told Maneka that the issue was not connected to her portfolio.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Oct 28, 2016 at 7:02 am
    There shouldnt be any stray animals on the streets through out the nation these animals carry all sorts of diseases n ticks n the public have to put up with this , why is this not part of swatcha bharat
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      Anil
      Oct 30, 2016 at 8:10 am
      Stray animals including stray dogs in India is the result of mismanaged Animal Welfare department headed by irresponsible people like Maneka hi. These people looked after only their own welfare and ignored the poor animals. Every person attacked or killed by stray animals in India is eligible to sue those worked and headed the Animal Welfare Board. They should be held responsible for the attacks by the stray animals and all the compensation to be charged from their ry.
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        Chander Pal
        Oct 28, 2016 at 1:59 am
        Stray dogs are threat to residents. Law is heavily loaded against those who are frightened be it senior citizens or school going students. A single dog lover can hold the w colony to ransom. Stray dogs need to be protected but why a school girl who wants to ride a bicycle for fun has no rights.
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          Adrian Akau
          Oct 28, 2016 at 2:35 am
          Children, elderly, crippled and those riding two wheelers are being terrorized by the stray dog attacks. The hungry animals are even trying to eat some of their victims.
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            module
            Oct 28, 2016 at 6:49 am
            There was never a friction or fighting between Rajeev hi and Sanjay hi, but these two sonia and maneka never adjusted them self. Both widows can works together, but decided to works and walk in different ways. Just to take a unknown fact's revenge, maneka decided to stay in BJP, where she ot nothing, other than a street dog catcher. Will be better, before she die, must try to give their next generation a right direction and understanding within same family, leaving ego aside.
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              Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
              Oct 28, 2016 at 10:38 am
              If 'Anti goons act' cannot be used what about slapping 'Sedition' charges against the dog killers. Also 'Anti-national Act' if there is such one can be slapped to strengthen the case. And of course 'Dowry Death' and all such other also slapped to make it a foolproof case.
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                Devayan Paul
                Oct 28, 2016 at 5:27 am
                As a matter of factual data 75% of the patients had been bitten by pet dogs, and only a quarter had been caused by stray..lt;br/gt;So Kerala Govt stop this extremist overkill and don;t kill them if you cant help them!!Sikkim is rabies-free after all its strays have been neutered, thanks to a successful government-run sterilisation programme..Why can't they adopt a similar approach towards the same for solving the problem??
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                  Deepak Vohra
                  Oct 28, 2016 at 8:48 am
                  arrest and prosecute the murderers of dogs. TNR (Tra/Nuter/Release) is the answer to control dog potion. And India should control and reduce its killer human overpotion
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                    flys
                    Oct 28, 2016 at 5:44 am
                    Appreciate BJP for your bold stand against her, if she cant feel the sentiments of the people of the state then better remind her thr strong protest .. give her warning dont poke nose in unnessesary issues
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                      Gowri
                      Oct 30, 2016 at 9:31 am
                      Have you even wondered why the maximum number of stray menace cases take place in kerala? Please keep in mind that animals do not attack for om reasons unless provoked or ill. The only way to solve this is to neuter and vaccinate them and not m culling.
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                        Gowri
                        Oct 30, 2016 at 9:22 am
                        So if you take their land, where do you expect them to live? If you had any awareness you would know exactly what swachcha Bharat was about and that it's us, the people who create the most garbage.
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                          Gowri
                          Oct 30, 2016 at 9:26 am
                          You think m culling is going to solve the stray dog crisis? TNR is not only effective,it is also animal-friendly. A dog is only "dangerous" if it feels the need to be.
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                            sunny
                            Oct 28, 2016 at 4:42 am
                            Increase the honey dogs potion to solve the issue and involved her son also
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                              Kalikutty
                              Oct 28, 2016 at 2:29 am
                              Kerala BJP slams Menaka. It is on directive from national leadership? There is reason to doubt so.BJP would like to get itself Nehrue hi mukt. Varun is almost out.Now mother also
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                                katju
                                Oct 28, 2016 at 8:50 am
                                Madam Menaka hi should provide a home for stray dogs, cats, snakes, and all other animals.
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                                  KP Pillai
                                  Oct 28, 2016 at 9:54 am
                                  Menaka hi should be asked to do a morning stroll in the streets of Kerala and if she escapes the dog bite, she can ask the state govt to not kill dogs. Is she ready for it? Human life is equally valuable, if not more, according to her. Using KAPPA or MISA is not in the purview and authority of Menaka hi.
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                                    Kim Sharma
                                    Oct 28, 2016 at 8:41 am
                                    BJP leaders in the state don't want to be blamed for letting loose dogs as their counterparts elsewhere promote ghastly rioters, lumpen cow rakshaks, base online goondas. The times are so bad that teerorists are having a field day on Kashmir front and dogs are prowling in the southern corner. Only bad news in the last couple of years. The overall performance of the govt is pathetic as it fails in execution, though as always the govt is good at exaggerating even non-events. A govt shouldn't be judged by the lack of major corruption scandals. How can an inert, inactive govt get soiled in corruption scandals so early? Manmohan was silent, but the UPA govt was good at execution. True, corruption scandals as well as Modi hype did it in. Modi govt should be judged by the promises and the dream it sold to voters. Isn't the recurring, daily attacks on the border enough prove that the Modi govt is the worst Indian govt ever? Even this failure could have been condoned if the govt had performed at a moderate level on the economic front, at least. Shamelessly Modi govt boasts of surgical strikes when they were preceded and is followed by recurring attacks on the border. One surgical strike can fool a typical BJP supporter, a confirmed moron like most of their ministers and CMs. Modi is the weakest Indian PM ever, an unfit chowkidar of the nation. The Modi govt survives only because of Modi's charisma and ample majority of BJP in Lok Sabha. A weak leader with slender majority would have collapsed already when morons are a majority in the ministry and border attacks are frequent.
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                                      Kim Sharma
                                      Oct 28, 2016 at 8:43 am
                                      Seems you were the servant in the household.
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                                        Kiron
                                        Oct 28, 2016 at 4:21 am
                                        Catch the dogs and send it to her place which will be obviously spacious and accommodating.Then see her reaction.
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                                          raghavendra rao
                                          Oct 30, 2016 at 11:53 pm
                                          I strongly feel the animal lovers cannot ignore the safety of human lives while keeping quite when stray dogs attack like it happened in Kerala taking away the life of a woman and injuring children.lt;br/gt;These animal lovers should be held responsible and penalized heavily . Expenses suffered by the stray attacked person should be recovered from these so called animal lovers.
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                                            Raj
                                            Oct 28, 2016 at 6:15 am
                                            Dear Friend the question is not rabbies ,please go to a dangerous dog which did not eat for days,then it will show its true clour.want to test
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