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Cockfights organized in coastal AP in big way

Vijayawada Jan 15 (UNI) The traditional cockfights was organized in the districts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh in a big way on the occasion of Sankranti festival with the participation of Ministers, MLAs, MPs, and Political leaders in it.
The traditional cockfights began on Sunday and reached its peak on Monday and crore of rupees are being staked by punters.
The organisers are holding cockfights by tying sharp blades to the leg of roosters, which was prohibited by the court. It is alleged that police yielding to the pressure of political leaders are intestinally maintaining leniency in curbing the blood sport. The police, who created a lot of ado on till Sunday morning, were seen small in numbers, who were deployed to curb the cockfight.

At Mummidivaram in East Godavari district, which earned dubious distinction for the bloody sport, the cockfights were being organised in a big arena, where giant LED screens was installed and drone cameras were being used to beam live telecast. MLA D Subba Raju participated in the cockfight.
Interestingly, the organizers made own security arrangements to organize the cockfights. Over 1000 cockfights were held on Sunday itself in the 10 arenas at Mummidivaram where about Rs 10 crore was staked by punters either directly or in online. MP T Narasimham inaugurated the event. Talking to media in Tanuku on Monday, Dandu Sambasiva Rao, a cockfight organiser said that cockfights were being held in 450 arenas in various places in East Godavari district itself.
In West Godavari district MLAs Shivarama Raju, Ramamohan Rao and Industrialist Raghurama Raju inaugurated cockfights at various places. Initially, the cockfights were organized without tying sharp blades to the roosters but later organizers started tying blades to the legs of roosters.
Cockfights were also being organized at several villages around Vijayawada city including Penamaluru, Pedapulipaka, Eedputygallu, Godavarru, Gannavaram, Nunna, Kankipadu and Pathapadu in Krishna district.
Sources said that cockfights were being organised in Krishna district in 70 arenas. Cockfights are being held till 0000 hours in the midnight under the floodlights. The roosters were seen fighting ferociously while bleeding profusely.
Interestingly, pig fights are being organised in Anantapuram district. MLA Prabhakar Reddy inaugurated it at the open ground here today. Pig rears brought large number of pigs for the pig fight from Kadapa and Kurnool districts. Large numbers of people thronged to the arena to have a glimpse of rare pig fights. Ram fights were also being organised elsewhere in coastal AP.
Meanwhile other gambling including playcards, guntata and kosu were also being organised in a big way at the cockfight arenas while makeshift bars and restaurants were also seen at the places. Hundreds of cars and two-wheelers were seen parked in the villages.
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