Madras HC sets conditions for cockfighting during Pongal

Madras HC sets conditions for cockfighting during Pongal

A division bench of Justices VM Velumani and R. Hemalatha has directed the organizers of the cockfight to make a commitment that they will follow the guidelines of the court following a petition filed by M. Munuswamy of RK Pettai to order the Superintendent of Police, Thiruvallur, to to consider his application to hold a cockfight on January 17, 18 and 19 as part of the celebration of the Pongal festival.

In its order, the bank said: “During the cockfight, no injuries should be done to the birds. Birds should not be intoxicated with any alcoholic substance, and knives should not be tied around the legs of the birds, with the point dipped in poisonous substances. “

The court also ordered police protection and asked the organizers to bear the costs of this. It also stated that veterinarians must ensure that no animal gets drunk.

The judges also ruled that only owners of the roosters could visit the cockfight grounds and that spectators should be given a separate area to watch the fight. The court warned the organizers not to allow gambling at the event. It also banned the playing of communal songs during the cockfight and asked organizers not to erect flex boards in support of the roosters.

The court also instructed the police to take necessary action if there were violations of its guidelines.

In almost all villages of Tamil Nadu, cockfighting is a major event where knives and blades are tied to the legs of roosters fighting each other. Large sums are often wagered for the winning cockerel and the court ruling is a major blow to the organizers who run the cockfights.

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