After Jallikattu, it’s Kambala!

Kambala
Kambala

 

The Karnataka State assembly legalises the sport ‘Kambala’. Also, has decided to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,1960 in order to allow the traditional sport. The High Court of Karnataka on 30th January declined to remove the interim stay on the sport until the Verdict on Jallikattu is pronounced. The interim order was passed after the filing of the suit by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Kambala is the traditional buffalo race held under the sponsorship of local lords and households or Patels of village. In November 2016, Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice Budihal R B passed an interim order banning Kambala races in the state until the disposal of PIL filed by PETA.

The protest to lift the ban on Kambala started after the massive protest by the students and the youths at Tamilnadu to lift the ban on Jallikattu. After the passing of bill the CEO of PETA said, “Allowing the cruelty to animals is a shameful black mark on our nation”.

 

 

 

Avatar
Monika T
I am a third year law student studying in Bangalore from Tamilnadu. Writing, Writing and Writing are the three things I like ! I believe life is short to accomplish everything on this planet, so stay positive and work keeping up the phase !!!!

CONTINUE READING

The case of Aruna Shanbaug that changed the Euthanasia laws...

0
It is my Belief that death is a friend to whom we should be grateful, for it frees us from the manifold ills which are our lot - Mahatma Gandhi. As human beings, out the umpteen desires that we have, one of them is definitely to have a peaceful death....

Justice D Y Chandrachud’s path-breaking Verdict in the Sabarimala Case of...

0
“Will the quest for equality and fraternity be denuded of its content where women continue to be treated as children of a lesser god in exercising their liberties in matters of belief, faith and worship? Will the pursuit of individual dignity be capable of being achieved if we deny...

After repealing section 377, its time to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage in...

0
A draconian, archaic law that criminalized homosexuality was struck down in a historic judgment given by the Supreme Court in 2018. Two years after the judgment, the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community has now sought legal recognition of their relationships. As the social stigmas surrounding the LGBTQ...

Modern Day Book Burning a.k.a Internet Shutdowns

0
The internet has become an indispensable element in our society for all the obvious reasons. For the majority of users, not a single day goes by where we don't 'need' the internet and the lack of a reliable and fast connection can feel paralyzing. An internet shutdown refers to...

Letter to UNHRC – Dr Kafeel Khan, Punished Because He’s Muslim

0
Kafeel Khan, a doctor by profession and a social activist has been targeted by Yogi Government since 2017, in 3 years he had been maliciously arrested 3 times & imprisoned for around 14 months on the false charges set up against him at many instances. Now he is absolved...

Prison Life In India and its Aftermath

0
Everyone prays to never see the bars of prison in their lifetime. Yet, as fickle as life is, it is quite hard to predict the future. It is in everyone’s benefit to know a little bit about prison life; for movies and cinemas do not do justice to the...