AWBI impleaded on plea to permit cockfight

A PIL has been filed at the Madras High Court for a directive to the Coimbatore administration to permit cockfight in Alandurai.

Published: 13th April 2017 02:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2017 05:15 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: A PIL has been filed at the Madras High Court for a directive to the Coimbatore administration to permit cockfight in Alandurai. The first Bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar, before which the PIL from VM Kadirvel, president, Veera Vilayattu Sangam, came up on Wednesday, impleaded the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest as party-respondents in the case and adjourned the matter till April 19. The petitioner challenged the order of the police inspector, Alandurai, refusing permission to allow cock fight from April 5 to April 9 in the village. The police refused permission stating that the organiser was organising the cockfight for gambling and not as a cultural event. Though the Sangam had given every undertaking that there would be no gambling and no law and order problem would arise, the permission was rejected, the petitioner contended.

 

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