Images of India : Bull Fight in Ujjain…

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Hundreds converge in the ancient city of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh to witness the buffalo fight, the main attraction on the occasion of ‘Bhai Dooj’ when sisters pray for the long life and prosperity of their brothers and brothers vow to always protect their sisters.Villagers from far off places bring their bulls and buffaloes to the festival. The fight is organised to pay tributes to the local deities and to preserve a century-old tradition. Bull fights have been banned under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, but continue despite the ban. Police sometimes arrest the organisers.