Udupi: Govt to follow HC orders on Kambala

Udupi, 30 November 2016: The state government on Monday assured of taken requisite measures based on the directives issued by the High Court in connection to the legality of Kambala race organised in Uttar Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasargod districts.



During Zero Hour, Congress member Ivan D’Souza said the buffalo race was an integral part of the culture of the coastal districts. The sport had history of eight centuries, however, some animal welfare organisations had taken objection to organising the sport and demanded a ban, citing cruelty against the buffaloes.


A three-member committee comprising the expert from Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Bidar, had recommended conditional permission for organising the sport avoiding any cruelty to the animals. However, the district administration had imposed a ban.


Home Minister G Parameshwar said the matter was pending before the court and, based on the direction issued and taking into consideration the sentiments of the people of the district, decision would be taken he stated.


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