DMK urges Centre to promulgate ordinance to conduct Jallikattu

Chennai, Jan. 12 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday urged the Centre to promulgate ordinance to conduct Jallikattu.

“I urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promulgate an Ordinance forthwith to enable the conduct of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu immediately,” DMK chief M. Karunanidhi said in a statement.

“Central Government has failed to take appropriate actions. It should’ve brought ordinance instead of notification,” he added.

The statement comes in wake of the stay imposed on the Centre’s notification allowing the bull taming sport.

The Supreme Court earlier this afternoon stayed a Central Government notification that paved the way for a return of the banned bull taming sport, thereby effectively scuttling plans of staging the event during the Pongal celebrations in Tamil Nadu later this week.

The apex court also issued notices to the Centre, Tamil Nadu and other states where the controversial sport is played, days after the Environment Ministry issued new guidelines that permitted the popular event to go ahead, overriding protests from animal rights activists and the Law Ministry. (ANI)

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