LUCKNOW: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court has declined to issue directions to Lucknow Municipal Corporation to kill birds and animals which have become nuisance in the state capital.
Dismissing the plea, the bench held, “Such a direction cannot be issued by the Court as there is no provision which obliges the LMC to kill innocent animals.”
A bench of justice Ramesh Sinha and justice Subhash Vidyarthi passed the order on a PIL moved by a local lawyer Manoj Dubey.
Arguing for the petitioner, senior advocate Sudeep Seth had sought issuance of a direction for LMC to discharge the duty of eliminating birds, animals, strays and ownerless dogs causing nuisance in Lucknow.
The HC declined to issue any such direction.
Welcoming the verdict, animal rights activist Kamna Pandey said: “It’s a powerful verdict. It’s significant and cuts through the current motivated campaign against dogs seeking to create an atmosphere of hate and hostility towards man’s best friend. It restores balance and returns good sense to the prevailing debate.”

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