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Jallikattu: Environment Ministry gives observations on proposal for lifting of ban

“The Proposal Was Submitted To The Home Ministry. The Home Ministry Sent It To Us For Comments. We Gave Our Comments And Have Sent It Back To The Home Ministry For Further Vetting,' A Source In The Environment Ministry Said.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Jan 2017, 08:30:38 PM
Anil Madhav Dave (Image: PTI)

New Delhi:

The Environment Ministry on Friday gave its observations to the proposal sent by the Tamil Nadu government for lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport jallikatu and returned it to the Home Ministry for final decision.

“The proposal was submitted to the Home Ministry. The Home Ministry sent it to us for comments. We gave our comments and have sent it back to the Home Ministry for further vetting,” a source in the Environment Ministry said.

The development came hours after Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said that the government wants a “permanent” solution to the jallikattu issue and a final decision will be taken within a “day or two”.

Dave said that his Ministry was “ready” and would take the “shortest” possible time to sent back the proposal to the Home Ministry after giving its comments.

Earlier in the day, 46 AIADMK MPs meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh to press for an ordinance allowing jallikattu.

AIADMK MP M Thambidurai said that Singh assured them that the file will be processed as early as possible so that ordinance can be promulgated in next two-three days. 

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First Published : 20 Jan 2017, 08:21:00 PM