TN's Jallikattu bill challenged in SC
A petition has filed in the Supreme Court challenging the bill on Jallikattu passed by the Tamil Nadu government. The Animal Welfare Board of India moved the court stating that the bill was illegal and against the law. The matter is likely to come up for hearing on January 30.
The TN government had on Monday passed a bill legalising Jallikattu in the state. The bill was passed after the Supreme Court had stayed a notification issued by the centre allowing the bull taming sport to be played.
During the arguments, the the AWBI also requested the court not to permit the centre to withdraw the notification on Jallikattu. The centre had told the SC on Tuesday that it was withdrawing the notification as a bill had been passed by TN. The AWBI said that the centre made the submission with the intention of making the petition infructuous. Since there are other prayers involved in the matter, the notification should not be withdrawn, the petitioners also submitted.