RAHA: Aahotguri, a tiny place in Nagaon district hits media headlines as it is hosting buffalo fight to mark the occasion of Magh Bihu defying a Supreme Court embargo. Organizers told www.assamtimes.org that an overwhelming demand of the people from the country and abroad has forced them to host the traditional buffalo fight in the place beside the National Highway No 37 from 11 noon.
“We have no option. Last year we avoided it following the ban clamped by the apex court. But in the same breath we can’t ignore the people who have been demanding it for the last couple of months,” said an organizer who refused to be named. Dozens of foreign tourists who have been camping in the area eagerly waiting to catch a glimpse of the traditional game of buffalo fight.
Over two dozen buffalos are lined up for the game on Monday. “The stage is set. We are deploying over 50 experts and veterinary doctors to ensure the event where are facilitating more than 10,000 people to enjoy it beside the National Highway No 37,” said an another organizer. Later year the organizers skipped the event in view of the Supreme Court’s ban on buffalo fight acting on the Act to deal with the animal cruelty.