PIL moved in Madras HC for allowing cock, goat fight in TN

first_imgMadurai, Apr 17 (PTI) The Madras High Courts Bench here today sought the Tamil Nadu governments reply to a PIL for allowing cock and goat fight by amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act like it was done in the case of jallikattu (bull taming) sport.The bench comprising Justice A Selvam and Justice N Athinathan ordered the state government to file its counter affidavit by July 18 when the court will hear the matter.Petitioner Chinnan of Usilampatti in the district submitted that like jallikattu, cock fighting and goat fighting were also traditional sports of the state.When jallikattu had been allowed by an amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, it was possible to permit cock fight as well by taking similar action, he contended.The state Assembly had amended the Act after a massive protest by public, largely students, at Marina Beach in Chennai and similar agitations in other places in January last, demanding the conduct of jallikattu. PTI SSN VS SRY SK SRYlast_img

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