Karnataka Assembly passes bill to allow Kambala
Kambala is currently stayed by the High Court following a petition by PETA.
After Tamil Nadu got Jallikattu approved from the state assembly, now Karnataka has got its traditional sport Kambala cleared by the state assembly.
Karnataka Assembly on Monday passed the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017 allowing the traditional buffalo race of Kambala to be held in the state.
The Bill seeks to exempt the conduct of bullock cart racing also from the ambit of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960. Kambala is currently stayed by the High Court following a petition by PETA.
The Bill passed on Monday states that the two sports must be exempted keeping in mind their traditional nature and also to protect native breeds of buffaloes.