DB’s directive to Div Coms on framing of District Societies

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 15: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking prevention of cruelty to animals, Division Bench of State High Court comprising Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Sindhu Sharma today directed Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir to file fresh status reports within a period of six weeks indicating the time-frame within which District Societies would be registered with the Registrar of Societies.
When the contempt petition filed by SAVE (Save Animal Value Environment), an NGO working for welfare of animals through its Chairperson Devinder Kaur Madaan alias Rumpy Madaan came up for hearing, Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed appearing for the petitioner submitted that vide judgment dated October 11, 2017 passed by the Division Bench the State Government was directed to constitute District Societies for prevention of cruelty to animals in all the 22 districts of the State. This action was to be undertaken by the Divisional Commissioner Jammu and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.
Advocate Ahmed further submitted that GAD has sent numerous reminders to Divisional Commissioner Jammu as well as Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to constitute the District Societies and also to get these societies registered under the Societies Registration Act but both the senior officers of the State have taken the directions of the court casually as till date the societies in all 22 districts have neither been constituted nor registered under the Societies Registration Act.