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Watch: Despite ban, hundreds participate in cockfights as part of Sankranti celebrations

Cockfights were organised across various locations in Andhra Pradesh as part of Makar Sankranti celebrations. Cockfights were organised on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Roosters used in cockfights are fitted with razor-sharp spurs and knives. The roosters were trained by professionals to take part in cockfights. Hundreds of locals gathered and ignored Covid norms at the venue. Only a few people were seen with masks at the venue. Locals can also be seen gambling heavily at the venues. Andhra Pradesh Govt has banned cockfights and even destroyed several venues across the state. Cockfight was banned after a complaint was filed by PETA.

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