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Advani opposes Goa House Com on Dhirio, Manmohan joins him

 

L K Advani, seniormost national leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, has urged the central government to prohibit Goa government from legalising Dhirio.

Similarly, former Congress Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has also expressed concern over restarting the bull fights in Goa.

Both the national leaders have reacted in response to the representation made by the Humane Society International.

The HSI had written to both the leaders on 1 December, bringing to their notice a House Committee constituted at the initiative of Goa government, ruled by the BJP-led coalition, to legalise Dhirio in Goa.

In response, Advani on 16 December has written to the private secretary of union agriculture minister. (Click right below to read the letter)

“It has been requested that the Government of Goa should be prohibited to legalise this illegal practice”, stated Advani’s letter.

He has also requested the ministry to take appropriate action in this regard.

Former PM Singh however has replied to the HSI as follows:

“The Humane Society International/India affiliate has a worthy objective and certainly we have to work to discourage bullfights which provide a cruel form of entertainment.”

(Click right below to read the letter)

Shreya Paropkari, cruelty response manager for HSI/India, today released both these letters to the media while she awaits more such response from other national leaders.

“We are immensely gratified to receive the approval of the party leader and former prime minister and thank them for urging the government of Goa not to legalize bullfighting. These leaders, with their unique position in power, can help us in stopping this illegal, cruel and criminal activity”, she says.

Last month, HSI launched the #KeepTheBanOnBullfightingInGoa campaign that collected more than 8,000 signatures within seven days in opposition to the government’s stand on the issue.

FACTS REGARDING DHIRIO

The HSI has also provided following facts regarding Dhirio and other such ‘entertainment’ activity involving animals and birds.

* Dhirio is the colloquial term for bullfights, a cruel form of entertainment that involves forcing two bulls to fight each other until only one remains standing or both animals are grievously wounded.

* Bullfighting, and any other form of animal fighting, is prohibited by section 11 (1) (m) (ii) & (n) the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960.

* The High Court of Bombay at Goa prohibited animal fighting in 1997 in the case: People for Animals vs State of Goa.

* On May 7, 2014, the Supreme Court of India passed an order prohibiting all animal races and fights.

* That same month, the High Court of Madras in the S. Kannan vs. Commissioner of Police case declined permission for a cockfighting event in a temple festival and suggested the prohibition of cockfights in the state of Tamil Nadu.

* The High Court of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, in 2014, directed strict prevention of cockfights. This decision provided the status quo by the Supreme Court the following month.

* In October 2015, People for Animals in Goa filed a contempt petition in the high court against Goa’s chief minister and all other top government officials for encouraging banned bull fights, following a bullfighting event organized on Sept. 20th at Paliem-Harmal in Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s Mandrem constituency for the Chovoth festival.

References Advnai letter on Dhirio References Manmohan letter on Dhirio





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WELL DONE ADVANI & MANMOHAM SINGH

GOAN POLITICIANS SPECIALLY SALCETE BASED POLITICIANS ARE SUPPORTING BECAUSE OF THEIR VOTE BANK.

IN GOA DHIRIOS HAVE BECOME A GAMBLING.

GOA POLICE TAKE THEIR REGULAR HAFTA FROM BULL OWNERS.

 
FRANCIS , GOA

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