Supreme Court Refuses To Stay Tamil Nadu's Legislation Allowing, Jallikattu But Seeks State's Response.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tamil Nadu legislators passed a Bill allowing jallikattu on January 23.
  • The move came after the state witnessed massive pro-jallikattu protests.
  • Last Wednesday, animal activists asked the Supreme court to quash the Bill.
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the Tamil Nadu Government’s Law Permitting Jallikattu, but agreed to Hear a Plea against it.BULL TAMING SPORT JALLIKATTUA Bench of Justices Dipak Misra & R F Nariman Allowed the Center to Withdraw last Year’s Notification Allowing Jallikattu.The Court Issued a Notice to Tamil Nadu on the Validity of the New State Law, & gave the State Government 6 Weeks to Reply to it.

It also Slammed the Tamil Nadu Government for Allowing People to Defy its Order on Jallikattu, & for Failing to Maintain Law & Order in the State. The Supreme Court had Banned the Controversial Sport in 2014, on the Grounds that it was Cruel to Bulls.

“What was the need for the Situation? Why does this Situation Crop Up? There was a Situation which needed to be Controlled. Please tell your Executive that Maintaining Law & Order Situation is its Prime Duty. You Please Convey this,” the Bench told the Advocates Appearing for Tamil Nadu.

Last Wednesday, Animal Activists Moved the Supreme Court Challenging the Validity of the Bill Passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly+ , & asked that it be Quashed.
The Plea was Filed by the Animal Welfare Board, & other Activists Sympathetic to its Views. They said the Law was Illegal & Unconstitutional.
Tamil Nadu Legislators Passed the Bill on January 23, after the State witnessed Pro-Jallikattu Protests on an Unprecedented Scale. The Protests took a Violent turn last Monday, after Police in Chennai Started Evicting Protesters at Marina Beach – the Epi-Center of this Year’s Pro-Jallikattu Movement.

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