TN Guv sends Jallikattu bill to Prez

TN Guv sends Jallikattu bill to Prez

Hours after the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed the Bill seeking to replace the ordinance on Jallikattu, Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao forwarded it to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent.

A statement from the Raj Bhavan on Monday night said that the Bill, after its passage in the Legislative Assembly, has to be reserved by the governor for the consideration of the President under Article 254 (2) of the Constitution.

“Accordingly, the governor reserved the Bill for the consideration of the President,” the communique said.

The governor had promulgated ‘The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil
Nadu Amendment) Ordinance, 2017’ so as to facilitate the smooth conduct of the traditional bull-taming sport, and remove the ban.
DH News Service

Rajini appeals for peace
Expressing deep concern over the activities of pro-Jallikattu students, superstar Rajinikanth urged the agitators to call off their stir peacefully, reports DHNS from Chennai.

Rajinikanth asked the youth and students not to give anti-social elements any chance to gain from their hard-earned protest, which has yielded positive results.

Actor Kamal Hassan also requested the Tamil Nadu Police not to harass the protesters. “Stop harassing peaceful protesters of TN and Marina. Let the CM offer solutions arrived upon @ the assembly,” he tweeted.

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