You might think that this is a way to include dogs in the celebration of Holi, but that is not the case. Apparently, the city of Bareilly has been suffering due to the presence of killer dogs that have attacked and killed children.
This one-of-a-kind decision was reached at during a meeting convened by the district magistrate and attended by scientists of the Indian Veterinary Research Institute as well as forest and police officials.
When it was pointed out that with Holi being around the corner, dogs of all kind might turn blue, the officials answered that they would also add a cross on the dogs so that they would be doubly identifiable.
That’s all well and good. However, there has been some doubt expressed by animal activists and the villagers about this plan. They insist that authorities should try and nab the killer dogs and not pour paint on friendly ones.