Friday, September 18, 2015

Culling stray dogs is a lesser evil compared to the agony humans have to undergo after being bitten by stray dog

In the wake of the series of dog bite incidents being reported in Kerala and innocent faces of the kids being tarnished as an aftermath of dog bites, we should remember that we live in a country, India, where capital punishment is in force and justifiable homicide is not a capital offence, then, why culling stray dog is the most debated topic of the time?

The Constitution of India provides Fundamental Rights under Chapter III, Article 21 guarantees Right to Protection of Life and personal liberty. According to Section 302, 303 under Indian Penal Code (IPC), a person is sentenced to death for committing murder. Why then a dog that is a threat to humans can’t be culled? Any individual, who is a threat as well as a nuisance to the life of human beings, is put behind bars, why then all these street dogs are let free?