Supreme Court refuses to review ban on Jallikattu

On the last date of hearing, the court had observed that the bull cannot be used as a tool for entertainment for human being inflicting cruelty.

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The Supreme Court today rejected a review petition filed by Tamil Nadu challenging the ban on Jallikattu (taming of the bull). Tamil Nadu had moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of an earlier order that imposed a ban on Jallikattu.

On the last date of hearing, the court had observed that the bull cannot be used as a tool for entertainment for human being inflicting cruelty. The observations were made by a Bench comprising Justices Dipak Mishra and R Nariman.

Supreme Court refuses review ban on Jallikattu

The January 7 notification of the centre permitted Jallikattu and bullock cart races by excluding "bull" in the list of performing animals under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Additional Solicitor General P.S. Narasimha, appearing for the Centre justified the notification and said bull is not a performing animal and Jallikattu is not a performance but a sport to test the valour and strength of the participants.

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