SC to hear pleas on jallikattu on Jan. 31

A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Rohinton Nariman will have a scheduled hearing of the challenges.

SC to hear pleas on jallikattu on Jan. 31

The Supreme Court on Friday said all applications challenging Tamil Nadu's amendment of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960, allowing the conduct of jallikattu, will be heard on Tuesday (January 31).

A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Rohinton Nariman will have a scheduled hearing of the challenges.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi informed the bench that the Centre had filed an interim application seeking to withdraw its notification of January 7, 2016, bringing bulls back into the stable of performing animals under the 1960 Act, in the light of the new law passed by the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on January 23.


The government application will be heard along with the applications filed by the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), Compassion Unlimited Plus Action, other animal rights organisations and activists against the Tamil Nadu law.

Meanwhile, the court also took on board a separate plea made by Tamil Nadu lawyer and advocate GS Mani challenging the applications made by the AWBI and others.