oppn parties Going to the Dogs: Is This Fun?

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  • Finance minister, citing figures for July 2019, says that industrial production and fixed investment is showing signs of revival
  • Amit Shah's comment on Hindi as the unifying language draws the ire of MK Stalin and Siddaramaiah. Stalin says the country is India not Hindia
  • On Hindi Diwas today, Amit Shah says use of mother language must be increased but Hindi should be adopted as the common language of the country
  • Pakistan raises white flag on LoC to claim bodies of dead soldiers
  • India beat Bangladesh by 5 runs to lift the U-19 Asia Cup
  • A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will examine the amendments to the SC/ST act made after an apex court order that 'diluted' the provisions and which were reinstatd by the amendment
  • Delhi government decides to re-implement the odd-even system of traffic management from November 4 to 15
  • UP to discontinue law that allows the state government to pay the income tax dues of ministers
  • Anand Sharma of the Congress to replace P Chidambaram on the parliamentary committee on home affairs
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Going to the Dogs: Is This Fun?

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.
What is happening to people? Why are we getting news of cruelty to animals, just for the fun of it, with alarming frequency these days? And why are these being filmed and posted on social media? Do people wish to make an exhibition of their sick mind?

In the first week of July came the news that two MBBS students in a premier medical college near Chennai threw a dog off the terrace, filmed the obnoxious act and posted it on social media. What fun was seeing the dog wail after being hurt? In olden times, one had seen people tie crackers to the tail of dogs and light them up. Pelting stones on dogs is a recurring pastime of kids and adults in both urban and rural India. Why?

Then, now it is reported that some boys in Hyderabad tied three puppies together and burnt them alive. In another incident, a man aimed at and shot dead another dog. Both the incidents were filmed.

How have some of us become so cruel as to first take pleasure in harming animals without provocation and then letting the world know that we did so?

It is not as if they are uneducated louts – the first two were medical students, for God’s sake. What if they become surgeons and try having such fun at the expense of a patient. Persons with such sick minds should be meted out exemplary punishment.