- In Discus-Section
- Last Updated on 21 August 2012
- By Citizen Journalist
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Everywhere you look, if you notice, your eyes are met by a scraggly-looking dog or even a gang of them staring at you maliciously. Every square inch of India’s so called “5th Best University” is claimed by gangs of stray dogs who viciously and vociferously defend their turf. We NITians go about our business, ignoring them or avoiding them, sometimes kicking at them. Not knowing that there is a whole political structure to their world. The SAC Maulers guard the Academic Avenue territory infiltrations by the Guest-House Greyhounds. While the Hexagon Howlers and the Back-Post Growlers maintaining a dumpster-sharing agreement. The former is allowed access to the discarded eatables on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and alternating Sundays, meanwhile the latter stands guard to ensure no encroachment on the Scholars Avenue.
The stray dogs live, love, and lie on the street covering most of the road area. However, their docile daytime trotting gives way to snarls and warfare at night, and the evening streets echo with their everlasting power struggle. At night, the envy of strays that actually have to work for a living leads to frequent encroachments of territory. Invariably vocal cords get the workout their muscles never do, usually right front of the hostels. These gangs keep up people all night with their barking, howling, whining and what not. Most of the time they can be seen roaming around in the hostel corridors too.
All this happens under the very nose of our dutiful and vigilant security guards who always are ready to lock anyone’s motorcycle in Scholars Avenue with their long iron chains instead of drive these nomadic dogs away from the campus. Probably, a pack of stray dogs seems more dangerous than a roadside standing motorcycle, but who explain all this to them. These strays are allowed to go in and out all the time without any restrain by the security guards. Sometimes the situation gets worse when the dozens of strays block the road, and the passer-by doesn’t find a way to move on.
Generally, it’s not that frightening when someone finds one or two stray dogs in front of him, but what if you have to face a dozen or more! And, what if one of these stray dogs suddenly appears in front of your cycle or bike’s tyre and causes some serious injuries. The population of these stray dogs drastically increases in our campus and our vigilant security guards sit back and watch all this instead of showing some courage by driving these strays away from the NIT premises. What are they waiting for? Are they waiting for these calm dogs to become more violent and fierce?
It is through the grace of God that until now, there has been no dog-biting case yet, but aren’t we pushing our luck too far?