Vijayawada, January 4

A petition was filed in Supreme Court, challenging High Court orders banning cock fights in Andhra Pradesh State. Industrialist Raghurama Krishnam Raju filed the petition in Supreme Court seeking interim orders on cock fights.

He mentioned in his petition that cock fights should be regarded as a cultural game and rooster fights should be allowed without tying knives to the cocks’ legs and without betting. He also requested the apex court that the police should return the cocks they had seized to stop cock fights.

The petition may come up for hearing in this week. High Court issued orders to stop cock fights during Sankranti festival and to take stringent action on the organizers, on December 26 last year.

The court also ordered the Superintendent of Police of East and West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur districts for strict implementation of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and AP Gaming Act.

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Meanwhile, AP State Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa warned of stringent action against the organizers of cock fights on the occasion of Sankranti festival. The police officials were issued orders in this regard.

The cock fights issue had come up for discussion at a meeting held with district officials at Kakinada Collectorate on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy CM said all should abide by the High Court orders banning rooster fights.

Kakinada rural MLA Pilli Anantalakshmi’s husband, Pilli Satyanarayana Murthy and others requested Chinarajappa to allow cock fights without knives for three days. Responding over this, the Deputy CM asserted cock fights will not be allowed under any circumstances.

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