New Delhi: The annual buffalo race, Kambala, will carry on in Karnataka for now, as the Supreme Court docket nowadays refused to place it hold and reported it will listen to the make a difference in March. The Kambala festivities start in December and carry on till March and coincide with Pongal celebrations which involve buffaloes racing alongside a muddy extend, generally tied to a plough and whipped by a gentleman operating with them.
The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra was listening to a plea by the animal welfare group Individuals For Moral Treatment method of Animals or PETA, which is trying to get to ban the buffalo race.
The court was instructed that an ordinance backing Kambala, passed by the Karnataka Assembly, has lapsed. When the bench was urged to phase in and end the race, which is scheduled for February 18, Justice Misra reported “races will acquire area up coming 12 months also”.
The court will listen to the plea to March 12 now.
The PETA had before approached the Karnataka Substantial Court docket alleging Kambala entails cruelty to animals. The high court agreed and banned the activity, which led to mass outrage. Soon after that the point out authorities passed an ordinance or government order, to permit it.The monthly bill was passed shortly after neighbouring Tamil Nadu had authorized Jallikattu, the common bull-taming activity that had the activists up in arms. The petitioner then challenged the monthly bill in the top court.
Previously, one more animal rights’ system, Federation of Indian Animal Security Organisations (FIAPO), had approached the top court tough the monthly bill to legalise common buffalo races in Karnataka.