In some relief for dog feeders, BJP MP Maneka Gandhi announced that the Delhi administration will be issuing feeder passes amid the coronavirus lockdown in the city. The pass will be issued to those who feed stray dogs but have been unable to do so after lockdown orders were issued in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Taking to Twitter, Maneka Gandhi wrote, "Any dog feeder can go to their district DCP office in Delhi and get a feeder pass. Please start today as only 50 passes are being given per district."
Earlier the BJP MP had appealed people to continue feeding animals.
"Please feed the pigeons and dogs. They cannot give you the virus but they will die if they are not fed. Do as much good as you can. It all adds up to a new world of compassion," she wrote on Twitter. Maneka Gandhi also wrote to local authorities and asked them to allow people to do the same. "Street dogs, cows, and birds can neither get nor give coronavirus to humans. However, in the event of a lockdown, if they are not fed, many will die, creating another kind of a problem," she wrote in the letter.