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Bill to replace Tamil Nadu government’s jallikattu ordinance to be tabled today

“Considering The Situation, The Bill Will Be Moved When The House Meets At 5 PM Today,' He Told Reporters In Chennai.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Jan 2017, 04:26:14 PM
Jallikattu (Image: PTI)


The much-expected bill to replace the Tamil Nadu government’s Jallikattu ordinance will be tabled in the state assembly on Monday evening, Speaker P Dhanapal said.

“Considering the situation, the bill will be moved when the House meets at 5 PM today,” he told reporters in Chennai.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Business Advisory Council which decides on the agenda and duration of a particular session of the state assembly.

Dhanapal said the bill was expected to be passed on Monday itself.

The Speaker’s announcement comes in the backdrop of state-wide police crackdown on pro-Jallikattu protesters who have been agitating for the past one week, demanding lifting of the ban on the bull-taming sport.

Despite promulgation of an ordinance on Saturday for conducting the sport, they had vowed to carry on with their protest till a permanent solution was found to ensure that the sport is held annually without any hindrance.

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First Published : 23 Jan 2017, 04:20:00 PM