Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2017-01-23 14:25 Moodbidri: Moved by the success of Jallikattu movement in Tamil Nadu, the organisers of Kambala have decided to defy the High Court ban and to hold the buffalo race on January 28. A decision in this regard was taken by Kambala committee at Moodbidri, said its president Ashok Rai. It may be recalled here that the High Court of Karnataka in its interim order – in last November – had stayed Kambala following a petition filed by PETA. The next hearing will come up on January 30. "We have decided to conduct Kambala races on January 28 before the matter comes up for hearing in the court," he said. According to him, Kambala organisers will take buffaloes to Swaraj Maidan in Moodbidri. Later, they will proceed to Kadalakere Nisargadhama, the venue for Kambala. The traditional buffalo race will be held from 11.30 am till evening, he added. "Also planned is a massive protest in Mangaluru on January 28 where 50,000 people, including politicians and film stars, are expected to attend seeking to revoke ban on Jallikattu," Rai said. The rally would be held before the start of Kambala, and 200 pairs of buffaloes would be paraded, he said. Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar said Kambala was Karnataka’s right and he would urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the traditional sport. "Kambala and Jallikattu are part of our agro-based traditions and are one of the indigenous ways for conservation of native cattle breeds. We are in favour of them. Both Kambala and Jallikattu should continue with no violence," he said.