Bubli Brar, the daughter of former chief minister, Punjab, Harcharan Singh Brar, has dragged the Centre to the Punjab and Haryana high court, after being denied permission to import a pet dog. Bubli, a Sector-4 resident, has told the court that she secured a licence to import dogs in December 2015 that was valid for 18 months. In April 2016, the Central government notified a policy on import of dogs. When she approached the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) fo permission to import a pet dog, she was told that government had put a ban on import of dogs for commercial use.
She argued that the government could have imposed a quantitative restriction on an import permit and the policy notified is not in the interest of the nation and society since there is a ban on importing dogs for commercial use. The court was told that the policy does not define a pet dog and a commercial dog properly, hence it be declared void and unconstitutional.
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