Jallikattu row: DMK to hold statewide protests

The apex court said while the draft of the judgment has been prepared, it is not possible to deliver a verdict before Saturday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 13, 2017 2:16 pm
jallikattu, jallikattu SC, Supreme Court, Tamil Nadu festival, bull fighting festival, india news, latest news, indian express The apex court had earlier discouraged conducting Jallikattu while stating that the sport can be played only if it does not hurt the bulls. (Source: File)

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.

WATCH VIDEO | Jallikattu Organisers Defiant, Say They Will Organise Sport Despite Supreme Court Ruling

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.

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  1. H
    Jan 12, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    SUPREME COURT must FIRST stop the kurbani of lakhs of animal on BAKR-ID...then think about Jallikattu....
    1. R
      Jan 12, 2017 at 11:10 am
      Protest against what?? Against Supreme court?? For gods sake, please find ruling of courts inside court and not outside.. It may be unfortunate event for Tamilnadu culture, but we need to show respect for Supreme court ruling and do our fights only inside court.. Am sure the intent of Supreme court ruling is only to make sure animals are not hurt, and never to hurt any sentiments.. If we can prove legally that animals are not hurt, am sure that courts will listen..
      1. T
        Tamil Nadu
        Jan 12, 2017 at 11:47 pm
        And when the SC ordered the release of Kavery? Further as a previous contributor had observed,,, isn't the wanton killing of animals on Bakr - Id cruelty?
        1. Sheik Mohamed
          Jan 12, 2017 at 9:43 am
          The stand on DMK in this issue is ridiculous and one more attempt to be-fool TN people. When they are having alliance with Cong(I) and shared plum ministerial births, besides sought vote for MK's daughter for a RS Seat why they had not taken up this matter during that time, indeed if they are having any concern about Jallikattu?