Dhirios is a sport of bullfighting which is banned by the Supreme Court after the intervention of NGO to stop the cruelty against the animals, but it practically never stopped in Goa. it was always performing under the nose of the our system, but now it seems like there will be “Acche Din” coming for the Dhirio lovers as our Honorable Chief Minister himself taking some interest into it. According the CM, “dhirios can be looked at as a sport which can also be used to promote tourism in the state, without causing any cruelty to the bulls”.
According the available information Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that he is open to the idea of reviving the “TRADITIONAL SPORT” provided it is within the framework of law. “Personally, I would agree with the MLAs working for its revival. But we’ll have to ensure that there is no cruelty to the animals… it has to be strictly within the framework of law,” Said Parsekar. He was talking to media reacting to the meetings of dhirio lovers being organized by some legislators from both, the ruling and other parties.
The efforts to resume this so called DEADLY sport for the animals received a boost after the Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar said that government would consider restarting this sport by doing some amendment in the prevailing law to allow the bullfight which has been banned by the Supreme Court, following to which legislators including Vishnu Surya Wagh (BJP), Vijai Sardesai (independent) and Caitu Silva (Goa Vikas Party) have organized meetings with dhirio lovers and have discussed the issue with the chief minister. “I have asked two MLAs who came to me to study the issue and see whether we can consider taking up the demand,” said Parsekar.
Meanwhile the Dhirio lovers from various parts of Goa have met Benaulim MLA Caetano ‘Caitu’ Silva and independent MLA Vijai Sardesai seeking their support in legalizing dhirio which has been banned in the state. Both Silva and Sardesai assured the dhirio lovers of their wholehearted support for the cause of dhirio. In fact Sardesai, in a recent press note, had accused the BJP for not doing enough for legalizing dhirio. “The BJP has not only got absolute majority at the state level but have the numbers in Lok Sabha with both elected MPs from Goa belonging to the party.
Now let’s wait and watch as how far this game goes. One thing still not understood here is, how can something which hurts the mute animals can be legalized or bring them into the legal frame? Is it really possible to start the DHIRIO and still ensure that there will be no cruelty against the animal? Please do leave your valuable comments and suggestion on this subject regardless of the fact that you love the animals or not.
News Source: TNN