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Pongal celebrations to continue without bull-taming festival Jallikattu

Supreme Court On Wednesday Refused To Lift Ban From Bull-taming Festival Jallikattu. The Order Came Over Center’s Notification Seeking Apex Court’s Permission To Hold Jallikattu During Pongal On January 14, 15 And 16.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 13 Jan 2016, 04:36:34 PM

New Delhi:

Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to lift ban from bull-taming festival Jallikattu. The order came over Center’s notification seeking apex court’s permission to hold Jallikattu during Pongal on January 14, 15 and 16.

A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and N V Ramana ruled that Court’s decision on staying Centre’s notification will continue with no alteration.

Several protests were reported on Tuesday after Supreme Court’s ruling to continue ban on the bull-taming sport.

Dismayed supporters and organisers of the sport resorted to agitations and road blockades in some parts of the state and downed shutters in various areas, including those in Madurai district, hitting normalcy.

Several leaders including Tamil Nadu government had seek permission to hold the event under strict supervision.

The Animal Welfare Board had filed a plea in Supreme Court against the comeback of Jallikattu.

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First Published : 13 Jan 2016, 04:34:00 PM