The Andhra Pradesh High Court has disposed of a Public interest Litigation (PIL) on the failure of the respondents to constitute a Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the newly formed Kakinada District.
The petition filed by Animal Rescue Organisation further raised the grievance that in the recent floods of the Godavari river, a large number of cattle were dislocated from their habitat and they are not given proper food, shelter etc.
Two representations, dated 16.07.2022 and 20.07.2022, were also given to the respondents. These were apparently not disposed of, alleged the petitioner.
The Division Bench of Chief Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and Justice D.V.S.S. Somayajulu opined that keeping the PIL pending is not really called for since two representations are said to have been submitted on 16.07.2022 and 20.07.2022 respectively.
‘There shall be a direction to the respondents to consider the contents of the said representations and to dispose of the same on their own merits and in accordance with law, within a period of eight weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of this order,’ directed the High Court while disposing of the PIL.