A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R F Nariman on Friday referred a petition challenging the Centre’s January 7, 2016 notification and the January 2017 Tamil Nadu amendment to The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act allowing the bull-taming sport.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R F Nariman framed five questions to be adjudicated on by the Constitution bench. Jallikattu, also known Eruthazhuvuthal, is a bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as part of the Pongal harvest festival.
During 'pooja' done for setting up the 'vadivasal' (the entrance through which the bulls are let into the playing arena) last week, Velumani had termed it a 'historic event' as it would be first time the traditional sport was being held at Coimbatore.
Jallikattu 2018: The top court, which refused to put a stay on the practice had reprimanded the state government for failing to maintain the law and order situation during recent protests in the state.
Jallikattu is a traditional harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu in which participants attempt to tame a bull. One such event was held at Palamedu in Madurai. It is one of the three prominent Jallikattu events in the state besides Alanganallur and Avaniyapuram.
Days before the Supreme Court was set to deliver its judgment on the Centre’s January 2016 notification on Jallikattu, the Centre informed the apex court that it now seeks to withdraw it in view of the Tamil Nadu Assembly passing a law, allowing the smooth conduct of the bull-taming sport. Earlier, the Centre requested the […]
The Animal Welfare Board of India has moved the Supreme Court challenging the new Act allowing the traditional sport of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. The court has listed the matter for January 30 along with the Centre’s plea for withdrawing the 2016 notification allowing Jallikattu.
As the protests against the ban on Jallikattu escalated across Tamil Nadu on Thursday, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Capital, declared that his government would “take steps with the backing of the Centre” to hold the traditional bull-taming sport. While the state government sought an ordinance “to remove the […]
Amid massive Jallikattu protests, Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to seek an ordinance allowing the sport. “Tomorrow morning I will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urge him to promulgate an ordinance to conduct jallikattu. Hence, I appeal to all protesters to give up their agitations,” the […]
Massive protests erupted against the Jallikattu ban on Tuesday morning continued across Tamil Nadu on Wednesday with thousands of people joining in Madurai, Chennai, Salem and Coimbatore. The protests that started in Madurai a day after Pongal festival spread to other parts of Tamil Nadu after police arrested over 200 protesters there on Tuesday morning.
Villagers in Alanganallur town organised and participated in the bull-taming sport of Jallikattu to mark their protest against the Supreme Court’s decision to ban the sport. The villagers also raised slogans and banners against the ban imposed on the sport.
The Supreme Court on Thursday shot down a plea for delivering its judgment on bull-taming sport Jallikattu before the harvest festival of Pongal in Tamil Nadu on Saturday. This was followed by protests across Tamil Nadu, with some organisers saying they will organise the sport despite the apex court ruling. A bench led by Justice […]
The Supreme Court turned down a plea seeking its intervention in passing a judgment on Jallikattu before Saturday, news agency ANI reported. Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport practiced during the Tamil festival of Pongal. The apex court said while the draft of the judgment has been prepared, it is not possible to deliver a verdict […]
After South Indian superstar Kamal Haasan made a statement in favour of lifting the ban on bull sport Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam has written to PM Modi urging him to consider promulgating an ordinance to resume Jallikattu on Pongal this year. The bull-fighting sport had been banned by the Supreme Court in May […]
The Centre has issued a notification to allow the banned bull taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu this year by altering a Ministry of Environment notification in 2011. In effect, the latest notification from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change dated January 7 exempted the sport from performances for which the bulls should […]