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Centre approves modifications to ‘kambala’ Bill

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 07, 2017

The Centre has approved the modifications to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill 2017 to pave way for organising ‘kambala’ in the coming season, according to PP Chaudhary, Union Minister of State for Law and Justice.

In an interaction with presspersons on the sidelines of a programme to celebrate three years of NDA government in Mangaluru on Wednesday, he said his ministry gave consent to the modified Bill three days ago. Now, the Bill will be placed before the President for his approval, he said.

The approval by the President will help in the smooth conduct of ‘kambala’ (the traditional slush track buffalo race) in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka. The Bill proposes to exempt ‘kambala’ from the ambit of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960.

Published on June 07, 2017
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