Mangaluru, November 15: The Udupi district administration has received a notice not to permit rural sports comprising Kambala which involves animal violence as is ordered by the Supreme Court and the district administration has come forward to enact the law.
Animal Welfare Board of India had filed a writ petition to the court requesting to ban the sports involving animal poaching. Accordingly, Supreme Court had issued judgments on 7 May 2014, to restrict the animal violence in sports, including Kambala. As a result, there was a fear that it might affect karavali kambala. Now the official notice has arrived. It is likely that an order might have also reached DK district. But official notice from DK District has not been yet released.
The Judgment copy has been forwarded from the state Chief Secretary to the district administration. The district administration has appealed the public and organizers to obey the order of the court.
Animal welfare board had appealed the district administration seeking a ban on Kambala held at Shirva. Accordingly, the Udupi DC Dr Vishal has passed an order imposing a ban on Kambala at Shirva. This order has brought a breakdown in the traditional Kambala sport held at DK and Udupi districts.
A application seeking permission to conduct Kambala from November 15th to March 28th at various places was submitted to the district administration. Kambala restriction has been notified by the Secretary of State, short span after submission of application.
Since a long time, in our country the farmers from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and other regions of our country are conducting cattle races. But a complaint was filed at the Supreme Court stating that animal violence is involved in all these sports. Finally, reviewing the matter, the judgement was passed on 7th May 2014 banning of animal violence in sports.
Mainly in Jallikattu (Bull threatening competition) sport, more violence was carried on bull.