Will now remove participation of bulls from Jallikattu to make it legal: BJP

Last week, the top court had questioned the Centre for its notification to allow the use of bulls in events like Jallikattu, saying India cannot "import Roman gladiator type sport".

By: ANI | Chennai | Published: November 17, 2016 9:14 am


Jallikattu, Jallikattu festival, Supreme Court decision on Jallikattu, No bulls in Jallikattu, H Raja, BJP, Supreme Court, Animal welfare board, indian express news The Supreme Court disallows participation of bulls in the Jallikattu festival. (Photos by Arun Janardhanan)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary H Raja on Thursday expressed happiness over the dismissal of a petition filed on Jallikattu by the Supreme Court and said now the government will remove the bull from the exhibition to make it legal. “I am happy that the issue has been brought out the way of the court by the way of a dismissal. So now, the government is free to bring its legislation by which we will remove the bull from the exhibiting animal list to make it legal,” H Raja told ANI. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court dismissed the review petition filed by Tamil Nadu government to lift the ban on Jallikattu, saying “it finds no ground to allow the state to continue with the bull taming sport”.

Last week, the top court had questioned the Centre for its notification to allow the use of bulls in events like Jallikattu, saying India cannot “import Roman gladiator type sport”. A division bench headed by Justices Dipak Misra and Rohinton Fali Nariman said that animals may not have rights, but humans cannot negate their obligations as enshrined under the Constitution. The order was passed after hearing in detail the argument put forth by the state of Tamil Nadu, the Animal Welfare Board and other respective petitioners and respondents.

In May 2014, the Supreme Court banned the practice, citing animal welfare issues. On January 8, 2016, the Government of India passed an order exempting Jallikattu from all performances where bulls cannot be used, effectively reversing the ban. However, on January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court upheld its ban on the event, leading to protests across Tamil Nadu.

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  1. I
    Nov 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    Its all due to black money that they got from PETA... Govt should crack all black money of PETA and declare them as anti national and anti animal welfare... Throw them out of country... When there are so many issues in country, it is shame that SC is focusing on silly things and that is so ancient... First they dont have any idea on what is it about and Good judges should have been in place to dismisse the peion by peta...
    1. Marxim Rahula Bharathi
      Nov 17, 2016 at 6:29 am
      "import Roman gladiator type sport"lt;br/gt;"import" game? lt;br/gt;It shows that you don't know anything about Tamilnadu.lt;br/gt;It is one of the worst statement made by SOI.
      1. K
        Nov 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm
        SOI is so ignorant about tamiladu and its rich ancient culture to produce quality breeds and jallikattu is nothing but a breeding science to choose better strong and efficient breed to p it on to next generation. Its not uncultured roman gladiator type sport where bull is eventually killed wheras bulls are embraced (yeru thazhuvudhal) in the thanks giving festival of tamils after harvest to those partnered in the harvest. Better to keep judges who understands tamil culture which is indigenous to indus valley civilization and jallikattu is there in those ancient coins as well. SOI needs to grow up and they are badly retarted !