Gurgaon: The managing committee of a housing society here has banned its residents from keeping pets.
The committee of Kanchunjunga Cooperative Group Housing Society (CGHS) in Sector 56 has justified its move citing a by-law that it claims exists in the original allotment letter issued to occupants. It has even issued a circular terming the presence of dogs in the society a hazard to residents, especially children.
The move has been opposed by four residents, who have pet dogs. The committee has now proposed to give them a one-time exemption. This means, once their animals die, they will not be allowed to adopt new ones. For dog owners like Shiv Tripathi, an export consultant, and Vivek Saha, senior manager in an IT company, this notice has come as a shock. Tripathi shifted to his apartment only a month ago and within a fortnight he received the communication from the managing committee seeking his signature on an undertaking in this regard.