SC stays Centre’s notification lifting ban on ‘Jallikattu’

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New Delhi, Jan.12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the Central Government’s notification, which permitted the controversial bull-taming sport ‘Jallikattu’ in Tamil Nadu.

The apex court has also issued notice to Centre, Tamil Nadu and other states where ‘Jallikattu’ is played.

The decision in this regard was pronounced by an apex court bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur.

The Centre’s notification lifting ban on b Jallikattu during the festival of Pongal in Tamil Nadu was challenged in the Supreme Court on Monday.

The petitions were filed by Animal Welfare Board of India, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and a Bangalore-based NGO.

The four-year old ban on holding of Jallikattu was lifted on January 8 by the Centre in Tamil Nadu with certain restrictions.

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PETA had last week criticised the Central Government’s decision to permit events like ‘Jallikattu’ and bull races in Tamil Nadu. (ANI)

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