In pursuance of Court Order in PIL No. 23/2017 regarding prevention of cruelty to the animals, a meeting was chaired by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan to review steps taken for prevention of cruelty to the animals.
Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Dr. Shahid Iqbal, Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Commissioner SMC, Director Animal Husbandry, Assistant Commissioner (Central) with Div Com and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.
The Deputy Commissioners of nine districts the Kashmir Division participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
The Deputy Commissioners informed the meeting, they have constituted societies for prevention of cruelty to animals.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the Deputy Commissioners to identify land for setting up of welfare centers for stray, injured and distressed animals. The Animal Husbandry Department was asked to create come up with a design for animal shelters and submit the same to the Divisional Commissioner Office within five days.