The controversy over entry of pets in Ridgewood Estate’s parks, in Gurgaon, is still far from over.
Despite agreeing to allow pets in one of the society's parks almost three weeks back, the RWA is yet to identify a park.
Irked with the RWA's behaviour, Ritu Bagai, a resident and a pet owner, has filed complaint at Sector 29 police station. In her complaint, she attached the copy of Delhi High Court stated entry of pets cannot be banned. She also attached the guidelines of animal-welfare board regarding the matter.
"The RWA has even put up a board that says 'entry of dogs is strictly prohibited' in a park and locked its gates," said Ritu Bagai, a pet owner who lives in the society's C block. "The funny thing is that the park does not even belong to the society. It belongs to DLF. The RWA did not stick to its promise of allowing pets in one of the society's parks. There are more than 50 pet owners in the society. And all of them are facing a tough time, as the RWA did not walk its talk. I have discussed the issue with the DCP and he has assured me immediate action. If the matter still continues to be a problem, I will meet the Police Commissioner and ask for his intervention."
"We will assign a park for pet owners but we need to arrive at a consensus among all residents," said Deepak Mathur, RWA secretary of the society. "We need to keep every resident in mind before arriving at a conclusion. We will also put up a board in the park, so that all residents are clear that it is for pets."
When asked about their notice board on the park owned by DLF, he said, "It is true that we have an ongoing dispute with DLF about that park. Our board will continue to remain till a settlement is reached."