Sat, Jan 14, 2017, 06:36 PM
Bird fights are going in a full swing in several locations in Andhra Pradesh (AP). There is a ban on cock-fights during Sankranthri, by High Court (HC). The Supreme Court (SC) however, has stayed the HC orders. Even AP Lokayukta has given strict orders against cock-fights. Yet, gamblers went about their work calmly. Crores of rupees exchanged hands in bets. Several places in Krishna and both the Godavari districts witnessed these cock-fights, in complete defiance of court orders. In some places knives were tied to the legs of the cocks that indulged in these fights.