Supreme Court Refuses To Pass Fresh Order To Stop Cockfights In Andhra Pradesh

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Supreme Court Refuses To Pass Fresh Order To Stop Cockfights In Andhra Pradesh

The Supreme Court has refused to pass any fresh order to stop cockfights in Andhra Pradesh


New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any fresh order to stop cockfights in Andhra Pradesh.

The Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud declined to pass the order when it was submitted that the Andhra Pradesh High Court direction in this regard is not being followed.

The fresh plea of activist Gauri Maullekhi was mentioned by senior advocate Siddharth Lights who said the HC order banning cockfights in the state is not being followed by the state administration.

"The request is declined," the bench said.

Cockfights are popular in Andhra Pradesh during the Sankranti festival. Betting worth crores of rupees takes place during the traditional sport.

Recently, Supreme Court had also give verdict on allowing the bull taming sport of Jallikattu this Pongal in Tamil Nadu

The court said it cannot hear a petition challenging its ban on Jallikattu as it is in the process of delivering judgement on the validity of a notification by the Centre allowing the sport. It said a draft judgement is ready but it is unfair to ask the judges to pass their order in the next two days.

Jallikattu, organised to celebrate Pongal, has not been held in Tamil Nadu for the last two years because of the ban imposed by the Supreme Court. Animal rights groups oppose the sport saying it subjects the bulls to torture and grievous injury. 

(with inputs from PTI)


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