Jallikattu: As thousands protest, Madras HC refuses to intervene

Says Marina Road is not a place for any demonstrations

Jallikattu: As thousands protest, Madras HC refuses to intervene

The Madras High Court on Wednesday said it will not “interfere” on the issue of protests in the city against the ban on Jallikattu, holding that the Supreme Court was seized of the matter.

The court made the observation when a mention was made by advocate K Balu about the ongoing protests at Marina beach, The Hindu reported.

He brought to the court’s notice that power supply was cut in the area when “peaceful demonstrations” were on. Besides, drinking water was not provided to the protesters, he complained.

The bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice M Sundar declined to “interfere in the matter at this stage”.

“First of all, the apex court is seized of the matter. When it is so, even the High Court and Tamil Nadu government cannot do anything and moreover, Marina Road is not a place for any demonstrations. The court does not want to interfere at this stage,” the judges observed.