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The need to ban Animal Sports: Bullfights in Spain and Brazil (Part II)

Sakshi Pawar (Co-founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

“The time will come when men such as I, will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

In the previous post it was explained why despite several state enactments, bull racing events were unconstitutional and illegal in India. This article by Sakshi Pawar (Part II of the series discussing a ban on all animal sports) touches upon bull racing/bullfighting events that occur all around the world, especially in Spain and Brazil. The reasons for choosing Spain and Brazil as comparative case studies is that both situations involve a conflict between culture and prevention of animal cruelty as well as the question of state autonomy clashing with the central legislature. These aspects are similar to the questions of legality raised regarding bull racing in India (AWBI v. A Nagaraja case).

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Dahi Handi: The balancing act of Sports, Religion and Politics

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

In the current times, India has been marked by the constant frictional interaction of religion and politics.  The first half of the year 2017 began with the uproar over the Jalikattu issue. It highlighted the importance of certain festivities embedded in the culture. Come second half, and we are all set to witness, the Supreme Court’s decision on the guidelines of Dahi Handi celebrations. This article by Rishika anaylses the SC guidelines and the aftermath of the decision in terms of practical implementation.

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