SC dismisses review plea on Jallikattu

SC dismisses review plea on Jallikattu

 The Supreme Court today refused to re-examine its 2014 judgement banning use of bulls for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races across the country.

A bench of Justices Gopala Gowda and P C Ghose, during in -chamber proceedings, dismissed the review petitions filed by some residents of Tamil Nadu seeking reconsideration of the ban order on the controversial bull-taming sport.

The review petition filed by Tamil Nadu government is still pending in the court.
On January 8, the Centre had issued a notification lifting ban on Jallikattu in poll-bound Tamil Nadu with certain restrictions, which was challenged in the apex court by Animal Welfare Board of India, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, a Bangalore-based NGO and others.

The apex court had stayed the notification.
Jallikattu, also known Eruthazhuvuthal, is a bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of the Pongal harvest festival.

The court in its 2014 judgement had said that bulls cannot be used as performing animals, either for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country and banned their use across the country.

The apex court had declared Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009  as constitutionally void, being violative or Article 254(1) of the Constitution.

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