MK Stalin-led DMK has announced statewide protests over the ban on the bull-taming sport Jallikattu. The move comes after the Supreme Court earlier in the day turned down a plea seeking intervention in passing a judgment on the sport before the harvest festival of Pongal that falls Saturday.
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The apex court said while the draft of the judgment has been prepared, it is not possible to deliver a verdict before Saturday.
Stalin had on Wednesday accused the Centre of “double standards” when Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said the Centre would take a stand on Jallikaatu only after the Supreme Court decides on the issue.
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AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala has already urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promulgate an ordinance for holding Jallikattu. Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, too, had assured that his government will “not back off” on the matter.