"Atithi Devo Bhava"... says a very popular government-backed campaign aiming at inducing a sense of care and respect among the countrymen for fellow foreigner visitors.
But I can bet, if campaign's ambassador Aamir Khan gets to read what you're reading, he'll probably have this issue included in one of his Satyameva Jayate episodes.
So this is the story of a girl named Serah Dee in her own words. After a post carrying her story made rounds on the internet, WittyFeed contacted Serah to get a deeper insight as to what exactly happened with her. The following story henceforth is just to give voice to a foreigner who is asking for it.
With this article, we aim to reach out to animal conservation organisations and the Indian government to go in depth and find out the truth so the justice prevails. Here is the story of dogs, killings, and shame.
If Serah is to be believed, on 25 April 2018, local Panchayati in old Manali, a huge tourist attraction, allegedly 'poisoned' hundreds of street dogs to death. Serah, along with her male friend, Shivam Jain, a Manali local, captured all the brutality in their phone camera. Serah says, "If you ask Manali locals, they'll approve of the recent mass killing of dogs."
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Serah and her friend, stunned and aroused by what they had seen, took the corpses of dead dogs, dragged them to the doorsteps of Police. They then took pictures and told the police that they'd post 'em online to reveal the truth. What followed was a sad example of brutality which the local Panchayat and police set, as Serah told us.
The foreigner and her friend were chased, beaten badly enough to give Serah a dislocated knee and broken finger. Their phones were thrown and the evidence were all destroyed. Her already injured friend was then taken into the police custody on the false grounds of him having misbehaved with a foreigner and harmed government property, as reported by Serah in her message to WittyFeed.
On asked about why the hell would the Panchayat kill those innocent dogs, Serah threw light on an incident that took place last year when a dog had bitten a local kid to death. So, she believes that this might purely be an act of revenge or so that dog population can be reduced. Damn!
Shivam was taken into custody, and his mother was told about the reason behind, which Serah says were all false. Serah also received these text messages from Shivam and thought that she was being trapped (by the police) into coming back to India.
So, it was this Indian girl, yes the one who was reportedly denied a photography project by Shahnaz Husain, citing that a girl can't meet the demands of a profession as tough as field photography. She posted this and asked the countrymen if anyone can be of help.
Look, we have already seen mass animal killings in China, Nepal, and some parts of India (in the name of some stupid festivals) and we can no more let this happen.
By this story, WittyFeed just aims to reach out to the masses and important people/governing bodies that can go in legal depth and find out who's wrong and who's right. Brutality, done either on animals or humans, is wrong and we can't let this happen and the perpetrators runaway with ease.
Let us take a pledge of treating foreigners, countrymen and animals with respect and never let anything wrong happen to them. WittyFeed holds complete trust on the judiciary and the Indian police that the relevant actions would be taken so that such cases never repeat.
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Disclaimer: We couldn't share the complete information because we fear it can worsen the situation for the victim. Let's keep faith in our legal system, that the case would be solved soon.