HC bars holding of Kambala races in state

HC bars holding of Kambala races in state

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-11-18 18:10 Bengaluru: The High Court on Friday ordered the stoppage of all Kambala events in Karnataka. The ruling came during the hearing of a PIL filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India seeking an end to Kambala.Passing the interim order, the bench comprising Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice K. Somashekar directed authorities to ensure no Kambala races take place in the state, which is scheduled to start from Saturday until 26 November. The next date of hearing is on 22nd November 2016.The court also instructed the counsel for the Karnataka government to assure that appropriate law and order arrangements are in place before a final order is passed."The High Court has confirmed that compassion triumphs over cruelty and that Kambala has no place in a civilised society,” said PETA India Director of Veterinary Affairs Dr Manilal Valliyate. "Buffalo bulls are forced to run in Kambala events through the infliction of fear and pain. We are relieved that they will be now spared from suffering."