TN can bring law to allow sport, says AG

TN can bring law to allow sport, says AG

 Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said Tamil Nadu can bring a new law or ordinance under sports, which is exclusively a state subject, to allow Jallikattu.

He, however, added that the law should address the element of cruelty in the sport and impose strict punishment and penalty or both.

“The state will have to keep in mind the Supreme Court ban and impose penalties to ensure bulls are not treated cruelly,” he told reporters.

Rohatgi said,“Jallikattu is a local event and the state has the power to enact laws on local events. Tamil Nadu has all the rights to make a law allowing the sport.”

The attorney general  explained that “sports falls within the domain of the state, and does not fall within the domain of the Centre. Cruelty to animals falls within the domain of the Centre and that is why there is an act on it”.

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