To ban cockfight sport in Andhra Pradesh during the Sankranti from supreme court. A petition challenging an order of the High Court of judicature at Hyderabad directing the Andhra Pradesh authorities that it rattled the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
H.L. Dattu A Bench of Chief Justice and A.K. Sikri Justice told to Anoop Chaudhry senior counsel, appearing for one of the petitioners, to inform about petition so that the matter could not hear on Friday.
Previously, when counsel deferred the petition about this matter from high court, the CJI pointed out that the High Court had disposed of the public interest petition based on the submission of govt pleader that ban of cockfights was already passed by govt.
It would be desirable to challenge the govt order, if there was any and to ascertain the fact from the govt sought the assistance of the standing counsel for the state said CJI.
The police instructed by the High Court to take action if they organise cockfights with betting, sale of liquor and gambling and subject animals and birds to cruelty during the Sankaranti festival.
In AP, major festival was cockfight and it could not be banned without hearing the affected parties said petitioner. He prayed for put down the high court order and a provisional stay of its operation.