Dogs Day Out

Good News: Officials say there are just 49,000 dogs in Srinagar city now. But a walk around some of the famous addresses in Srinagar and you start to think, who really owns these streets: dogs or the people who live in it? Photojournalist Bilal Bahadur captures life of a city full of dogs.

A pack of dogs follow an unsuspecting passerby outside Partap Park in Srinagar.
A pack of dogs follow an unsuspecting passerby outside Partap Park in Srinagar.
At Amira Kadal in Srinagar a simple walk on the bridge could prove fatal.
At Amira Kadal in Srinagar a simple walk on the bridge could prove fatal.
During strikes and shutdowns, when everything else is shut, dogs rule the roads.
During strikes and shutdowns, when everything else is shut, dogs rule the roads.
Open and unplanned dumping of waste helps these dogs to flourish.
Open and unplanned dumping of waste helps these dogs to flourish.
In Lal Chowk this public space is better utilized by dogs.
In Lal Chowk, near Ghanta Ghar, this public space is better utilized by dogs.
The Regal Chowk is literally the heart of business in Srinagar. But who actually rules this heart!
The Regal Chowk is literally the heart of business in Srinagar. But who actually rules this heart!
After a busy and eventful night, Hari Singh High Street is perfect place to take a nap.
After a busy and eventful night, Hari Singh High Street is perfect place to take a nap.
A lone cyclist feels threatened and outnumbered by dogs while crossing Amira Kadal.
A lone cyclist feels threatened and outnumbered by dogs while crossing Amira Kadal.
Footpaths are meant for people or are they! Dogs enjoying a joy-walk on famous boulevard.
Footpaths are meant for people or are they? Dogs enjoying a joy-walk on famous boulevard.
A shopkeeper in Pulwama main market trying his best to keep dogs off from his shop.
A shopkeeper in Pulwama main market trying his best to keep dogs off from his shop.
Main entrance of a residential house in Jawahar Nagar.
Main entrance of a residential house in Jawahar Nagar.
A student trying to protect herself from hostile dogs outside MA Girls College in Srinagar.
A student trying to protect herself from hostile dogs outside MA Girls College in Srinagar.
Dogs snooping around as two friends try to strike a conversation in Lal Chowk.
Dogs snooping around as two friends try to strike a conversation in Lal Chowk.
Dogs taking a break from their busy and prowling life at Nawpora Bridge.
Dogs taking a break from their busy and prowling life at Nawpora Bridge.
The mess in Alamgiri Bazar is something dog love to have around.
The mess in Alamgiri Bazar is something dog love to hang around.
A group of puppies desperately seeking signs of human existence outside Maisuma in Srinagar.
A group of puppies desperately seeking signs of human existence near Amira Kadal in Srinagar.
Wherever you go we will follow you. A pack of dogs escorting a government vehicle in Lal Chowk.
Wherever you go we will follow you. A pack of dogs escorting a government vehicle in Lal Chowk.
The best place for a dog to sleep is outside your shop. After all they own the city.
The best place for a dog to sleep is outside your shop. After all they own the city.

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