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SC refuses urgent hearing on cockfights ban

Birds fight with each other in cockfighting with blades tied to their feet

ANI  |  New Delhi 

SC refuses urgent hearing on ban on cockfights

Cockfights in Andhra Pradesh continue to remain banned as the on Friday refused to give an urgent hearing into the matter.

Gauri, one of the members of the (AWB), moved the apex court so that the Andhra Pradesh Government is directed to strictly implement its order on banning

Earlier on Friday, the apex court had upheld the Andhra Pradesh High Court's order prohibiting cockfights and refused to stay the ban on the sport.

The High Court had on December 26 last year upheld the ban on and directed the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to ensure no cockfights take place during the Sankranti festival.

Cockfighting is a popular sport in the rural areas where the fight with each other with blades tied to their feet.

First Published: Fri, January 13 2017. 18:04 IST