Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel who raised the Kambala issue in Parliament on Tuesday, has urged the Centre to take all necessary steps to allow holding of Kambala, the traditional sport of the coastal Karnataka region.
"Kambala is a folk sport and the tradition is to make the buffaloes run in slushy fields. There is no instance of ill-treating or torturing the animals in the history of Kambala nor has there been any instance of a buffalo dying during the sport. There are hundreds of Kambala fields right from Byndoor to Kasargod," Naleen Kumar said .
Speaking during the winter session of the Parliament, he drew the attention of the Government towards the need to permit Kambala. The high court has not given lifted the ban yet on Kambala.
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