Shimla : The Shimla Nagrik Sabha, a CPM backed body will protest on Monday against the failure of the civic authorities to check the rising attacks on people by monkeys,langurs and stray dogs in the town.
â€œMonkeys, langurs, stray dogs have been attacking people at many places since long but the Shimla municipal corporation seems to be sleeping,â€ said Kuldeep Singh Tanwar, Convenor of the Shimla Nagrik Sabha(SNS).
â€œThe problem of simian population is acute in Jakhu,Tutikandi,Nabha,Fagli,Kaithu,Sanjauli,Summer hill,Totu,Baluganj,Chotta Shimla and Kasumpti.Angry residents even blocked traffic at Tutkikandi on Friday, â€ he said.
The SNS has criticised the state government for using unscientific and outdated methods to check this menace.
Tanwar said the monkey steralisation programme is so slow that it could decades to control the numbers, so there is no choice but to start culling these animals as an immediate relief to the public.
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