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HC grants permission to conduct 'cock fight' in Thiruvallur dt

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Madras High has directed to grant permission and provide security to conduct a 'cock fight' at nearby Thiruvallur as part of an event from January 17 to 19 while imposing certain conditions.

Justice R gave the directive while passing orders on a from one M Munuswamy, seeking a direction to to grant permission and protection to conduct 'cock fight' in Vilakkamampoodi Pudur village as part of centenary celebrations of late and birth anniversary celebrations of late

The petitioner submitted that he along with a group of persons constituted a committee, which conducts the birth every year.

As part of the function, they organise 'cock fights, which is the traditional sport during the temple festival, he said.

In recent years,pursuant to the court's directions, granted permission in 2014,2015 and 2017. This year also they planned to organise a function to mark the birth centenary of MGR and birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa, he said.

They also proposed to conduct a 'cock fight' this year and sent representation to police, seeking permission. But there was no response, the petitioner said.

The made it clear the event should be supervised by the of Police in the district as well as by the veterinary doctor of a nearby government veterinary hospital.

He also said that during the course of holding the 'cock fight', no injury should caused to the birds, they should not be intoxicated and knives, with their tips dipped in poisonous substances, should not be tied around the legs of the birds.

The veterinary doctor should ensure the safety of the birds before the actual start of the event, the added.

Other conditions imposed by the include one that the organiser should take precautionary measures to avoid any untoward incident and no songs should be played praising communal leader(s) or having communal overtones.

The judge said these conditions should be strictly adhered to by the petitioner and his group on all three days. If any violation was reported, police were at liberty to take appropriate action against the petitioner and his group.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 22:15 IST
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