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Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu: SC rejects plea, calls it ‘unfair’ to ask the bench to pass an order

The Supreme Court On Thursday Rejected The Plea Seeking To Allow Jallikattu, A Bull-taming Sport Played During Pongal Festival In Tamil Nadu.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 12 Jan 2017, 01:46:57 PM
SC rejects plea to allow Jallikattu before Pongal

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the plea seeking to allow Jallikattu, a bull-taming sport played during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu.

The Court while turning down the plea termed it ‘unfair of the petitioner to ask the bench to pass an order’ .

The Apex Court had banned Jallikattu in 2014 on grounds of animal cruelty which later led to the protests from political parties across the state. Later, in November last year, SC dismissed the state government’s plea for a review of its 2014 judgment.

The present verdict is likely to be pronounced next week. This will concern the validity of a central notification allowing Jallikattu to be held in 2017. The court had reserved its verdict in this regard on December 7.

ALSO READ | AIADMK general secretary Sasikala Natarajan writes to PM Modi, urges him to promulgate ordinance on Jallikattu

VK Sasikala, AIADMK general secretary had also written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard demanding  Centre to promulgate Jallikattu ordinance for conduct of the bull- taming sport.

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First Published : 12 Jan 2017, 01:33:00 PM

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