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The Centre will try to lift ban on Jallikattu: Prakash Javadekar

Jallikattu had been banned by the Supreme Court. "If need be, we will attempt to bring in laws to lift the ban on Jallikattu, Javadekar, here to participate the Tamil Nadu unit BJP state executive meeting, told reporters.

By: Press Trust of India | Kumbakonam | Published: June 17, 2015 4:48 pm
tamil nadu, tamil nadu news, tamil nadu jallikattu, jallikattu bull fight, bull fight in TN, Prakash Javadekar, BJP, Prakash Javadekar comments, Tamil Nadu Centre, india news The Centre would consider taking steps, including amending laws, to allow Jallikattu (a popular bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu), which has been banned, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.

The Centre would consider taking steps, including amending laws, to allow Jallikattu (a popular bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu), which has been banned, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said.

Jallikattu had been banned by the Supreme Court. “If need be, we will attempt to bring in laws to lift the ban on Jallikattu, Javadekar, here to participate the Tamil Nadu unit BJP state executive meeting, told reporters.

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The Supreme Court had last year banned using bulls for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races across the country and directed governments and Animal Welfare Board of India to take steps to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on animals.

The ban on Jallikattu has dampened Pongal festivities in the state, especially in southern districts where it has been a popular event for centuries, and there has been demands for facilitating its conduct.

Replying to a question, Javadekar said the Centre had not received any proposal on Megathathu dam across Cauvery in Karnataka or construction of a new Mullaiperiyar reservoir in Kerala.

Tamil Nadu is opposing both these projects on the ground that they would affect the state’s water share from these two inter-state rivers.

“We see the water issue as national issue and actaccordingly. We would not give preference to one state’srecommendation on water issues”, he said.

He said the Centre was implementing several welfare andsocial security schemes, including insurance and pension,for the weaker sections of the people. He said BJP would do well in the assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, due early next year.

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, BJP national secretary and party in charge in Tamil Nadu Muralidhar Rao are among those participating in the meeting.

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    sunny
    Jun 17, 2015 at 9:35 pm
    again double standard by BJP on one hand they banned beef buffalo and now they want them to fight
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      Earthling
      Nov 24, 2015 at 11:00 am
      Please see the practice from the point of view of the animal and keep a barbaric activity like this banned. I request you to watch Earthlings and Unity from Nation Earth. Also watch Cowspiracy and Speciesism: The Movie for broader perspective.
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        Nitya
        Jun 17, 2015 at 8:25 pm
        disgusting, on one hand the BJP bans beef because the cow is holy, but on the other hand it's ok to allow a barbaric sport like Jallikattu in which the bulls are tortured. their hypocritical nature is out for everyone to see
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          Indian
          Jun 17, 2015 at 5:26 pm
          Prakash Javadekar, bring law for lifting ban on Kambala (buffalo race) ( south kannada people's cultural festivals) . some so called (beef eater) animals right activists are trying to stop this.
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