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Intolerance Versus Humaneness | Flash Post 350

Intolerance Versus Humaneness | Flash Post 350

Button, on one of our trips to feed strays in our locality, chotididi was accosted by an occupant of one of the apartments who gravely threatened her with dire consequences if we didn’t stop feeding them.

Really? What happened next?

Chotididi kept her cool, took her phone out and showed him a copy of the Delhi High Court’s judgement which clearly said that it has passed AN ORDER ASKING THE POLICE TO PROVIDE PROTECTION TO DOGS AND DOG FEEDERS AND HAS MADE IT A PUNISHABLE OFFENCE IN CASE ANYONE RESTRICTS, PROHIBITS OR CAUSES INCONVENIENCE TO ANY PERSON FEEDING A STREET DOG OR RESORTS TO REMOVAL OR DISLOCATION OR KILLING A DOG.

SECTION 503 OF THE INDIAN PENAL CODE 1860 PROVIDES THAT INTIMIDATION IS COGNIZABLE. ANYONE WHO THREATENS OR INTIMIDATES ANY PERSON TAKING CARE OF DOGS IS LIABLE FOR CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION UNDER SECTION 503 OF THE INDIAN PENAL CODE AND CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT A WARRANT…” of course there’s more.

That’s a huge relief.

Absolutely.

I wonder what’s gone wrong with humans! What could be the reason for their turn-around from a humane species into such a heartless one!

It’s sad that we’ve lost the ability to love, to give care to those who are less fortunate than us. Will the quest for a Swacch Bharat undo our humaneness?

I see the both of you still going out to feed those strays.

And we will. I don’t know about choti but it’s certainly my way of giving back to society. If we don’t care for them, who will!

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