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Canadian NRI woman, Asha Sikka, 60 killed in car accident
when driver to avoid hitting a stray dog

Chandigarh, April 14, 2007
Darshan Malhotra

NRI Asha Sikka, 60, from Canada died in car accident in Chandigarh when her relative Surinder Kumar Malhotra try to avoid hitting a stray dog and car rammed into the roundabout

Last week, Asha Sikka and her husband Varinder Kumar Sikka, 65 arrived in Chandigarh to see their relatives and had planning to go back Canada within ten days.

Asha Sikka was travelling in a car along with her husband and other relatives Surinder Kumar Malhotra, Malhotra’s wife Madhu and mother Santosh. All her relatives got minor injuries and she died in the hospital with multiple injuries.

It is illegal to kill homeless animals. Citizens may only report what they perceive as a nuisance to the municipal authorities. The municipality is required to maintain an animal pound for animals. Previously, municipalities would kill these animals (mainly dogs) cruelly by electrocution, starvation and burying alive. After 1992, it became illegal for municipalities to kill stray dogs. The High Courts of Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Mumbai and several other states have specifically forbidden the killing of stray dogs and have directed the municipality to introduce a sensible sterilisation programme instead. The Animal Welfare Board of India has established a code of conduct for municipalities. Failure to follow the code can invite contempt of court proceedings

Indian Law says: The municipality is required to maintain an animal pound for animals.

Is municipality can be sued?



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