The High Court today dropped from its cause list a writ petition that sought a stay order on Dhaka South City Corporation's (DSCC) move to relocate stray dogs.
The HC bench of Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and Justice Mohammad Ali passed the order after Attorney General AM Amin Uddin told the court that no dog relocation will be done without consulting the writ petitioners and ministries concerned.
Saqeb Mahbub, a lawyer for the writ petitioners, told The Daily Star that the HC bench dropped the petition from its cause list for the time being as the attorney general on behalf of the DSCC mayor informed the court on the matter.
He also said they can move the same petition before the HC for necessary orders if any move is taken further to relocate stray dogs in the city.
Stray dog relocation is suspended at present, the lawyer said.
Comments from Attorney General Amin Uddin on the issue could not be obtained instantly as he was busy with official duties.
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Lawyer Mustafizur Rahman Khan appeared for the writ petitioners during hearing of the petition today.
Renowned actor Jaya Ahsan and animal welfare organisations -- Obhoyaronno and People for Animal Welfare -- submitted the writ petition as a public interest litigation to the HC on September 17, requesting it to stay the DSCC move to relocate stray dogs and dump them in the Matuail landfill.
During hearing the same petition, the HC bench on October 12 opined that the DSCC should not continue its move to relocate stray dogs from its area until further hearing of the writ petition filed to this effect.