SRINAGAR: In an unusual development, Ladakh is witnessing massive rise in dog bites. This led the Jammu, Kashmir Ladakh High Court to take suo moto action asking the administration to submit response within a fortnight.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice N Kotiswar Singh and Justice Sanjay Dhar noted that the registered dog bite cases in Ladakh have drastically increased from 854 in 2017 to 2229 in 2022. In January 2023 alone, dog have bitten 220 people.
The court expressed its concern that this drastic surge in the cases has not only created fear among the local population but also among the tourists visiting Ladakh.
Now the street dogs are attacking wild herbivores, which is of grave concern for the local people and cattle owners.