The AIADMK on Monday said that President Pranab Mukherjee had given his sanction to Tamil Nadu government's bill legalising Jallikattu. The AIADMK took to its official Twitter account to announce the same.
The Tamil Nadu government in a special assembly session on January 23 had tabled and passed a bill legalising Jallikattu. The bill was passed unanimously in the assembly. The bill was sent to the President for approval and on Monday, President Pranab Mukherjee is said to have sanctioned the same. The sanction comes just a day before the Supreme Court takes up a petition filed by Animal Welfare Board challenging the bill.
Meanwhile, after a meeting with Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, the Jallikattu committee announced that the event will be held in Avaniapuram on February 5, at Palamedu on February 9 and at Alanganallur at February 10. While organisers have announced the dates, the fate of the traditional sport now lies with the Supreme Court.