SC refuses to vacate stay on Jallikattu

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New Delhi, Jan. 13 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to vacate stay on Centre notification allowing Jallikattu.

“Certain organisers from Tamil Nadu had applied for a vacation of stay and they advanced various arguments. Councils for various animals’ protection organisations argued that it’s not possible to have this sport without cruelty, because bull is not the sort of animals which is going to run willingly,” said advocate Ambika Nirjar.

“Animal bodies explained to the court the kind of torture bulls have to go through, following which the court refused to vacate the stay,” she added.

After the SC stayed a Central notification, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promulgate an ordinance to facilitate holding of the traditional sports.

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“On behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu, I urge you to take immediate action

in this regard,” she said in a letter to the Prime Minister.

Stating that sentiments of the people should be respected, Jayalalithaa said arrangements have already been made by organisers all over the state for conducting Jallikattu.

The Centre had on January 7 issued a notification enabling conduct of Jallikattu in various parts of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations, following a request by the Chief Minister.

“On receipt of the notification, circulars were sent to the District Collectors regarding arrangements to be made for the conduct of Jallikattu, though strictly in accordance with the conditions and safeguards indicated in the notification. On this basis, arrangements have been made by organisers all over the state for the conduct of Jallikattu,” she said.

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“As the SC has slapped an interim stay on the notification, Jallikattu now cannot be conducted,” said Jayalalithaa. (ANI)

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