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SC seeks AP stand on cockfighting

SC seeks AP stand on cockfighting
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The Supreme Court has asked the Andhra Pradesh government to submit its opinion on the issue of cock fighting, a popular entertainment and also a game of gambling in Andhra Pradesh, especially during Sankranti festival. The apex court, which is hearing the case on setting aside the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s order stating that the cockfighting should be prevented and that the government should take all the steps to prevent it, adjourned the case to Friday.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Andhra Pradesh government to submit its opinion on the issue of cock fighting, a popular entertainment and also a game of gambling in Andhra Pradesh, especially during Sankranti festival. The apex court, which is hearing the case on setting aside the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s order stating that the cockfighting should be prevented and that the government should take all the steps to prevent it, adjourned the case to Friday.

It may be mentioned that the BJP leader Raghurama Krishna Raju, Olati Raju and Sai Krishna Azad filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the apex court to quash the High Court’s order. Meanwhile, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in India said that the cockfighting is illegal according to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. Poorva Joshipura, PETA’s CEO in India, told The Hans India that it is illegal to cause any unnecessary pain or suffering to animal or bird, it is illegal to keep an animal or bird such as cocks for the use of gambling.

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