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And This Bihu No Bulbul Fights

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The Gauhati High Court has stayed bulbul fighting in Assam during this Bihu.

Image via indianexpress.com
Image via indianexpress.com

In January 2015, the Government of Assam had issued an order prohibiting bulbul fights during the festival of Bihu which was later challenged by the Shri Hayagriba Madhav Temple Committee. In its order High Court uphold the provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA).

image via IBN
image via IBN

Bulbuls are illegally captured by villagers who then train them by spiking their food with marijuana as intoxicant and starve the bird a night before the fight.