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Buffalo fight amid SC ‘No’

DIBYA J BARTHAKUR

RAHA: People thronged in thousands in Aahotguri in Nagaon on Monday to catch a glimpse of the buffalo fight defying a standing Supreme Court directive. The tiny area of historical importance beside the National Highway No 37 now is teeming with the people including dozens of foreign tourists who are eagerly to enjoy the traditional fight on the occasion of the Magh Bihu which was celebrated with traditional gaiety on Sunday.

 

The local residents told www.assamtimes.org that the apex court directive forced them to avoid it last year. But this time the can’t avoid it just from the court directive. They, therefore, are organizing it not formally. “The fight would be an informal. We have no formality here. There is no organizing committee. No formal opening. No invited guests and nobody is there to preside over these traditional fight,” said a local resident who refused to be named since the Supreme Court has standing directive against it.      

 

Many travelers with vehicles are watching the unique buffalo fight from the national highway while many others from the far flung areas are waiting to watch it.    

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