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Street dog menace: NHRC sends notices to Centre, Delhi govt

Calling for a debate on the human rights versus animal rights issue, the National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to Delhi government and Union Health Ministry in the wake of a recent fatal attack on a seven-year-old boy by a pack of street dogs in the city. Taking <g data-gr-id="8">suo</g> <g data-gr-id="9">motu</g> cognisance of media reports on the stray dog menace, the commission has called for a wider debate by the civil society on pitting human rights against animal rights “in a situation where human lives are at risk due to attack by animals.” A statement said: “It looks like a ‘Human Rights’ versus ‘Animal Rights’ battle. This is not a problem of Delhi alone. The commission has come across similar incidents in several other parts of the country.” 
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