Supreme Court refuses to stay TN’s jallikattu law

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the law passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly on January 23 allowing jallikattu, the rural bull-taming contest.

Supreme Court refuses to stay TN’s jallikattu law

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the law passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly on January 23 allowing jallikattu, the rural bull-taming contest.

Hearing the petition moved by the Animal Welfare Board of India and other activists, the bench of Justice Dipak Misra and RF Nariman issued notice to the state government returnable within six weeks.

The court had harsh words for the O. Paneerselvam government for allowing the pro-jallikattu protesters from staging demonstrations along the Marina beach. The court wanted to know why were the protests being held a year after the SC had stayed jallikattu.

The counsel for Tamil Nadu said the protesters didn’t violate any law and that people were well within their rights to protest peacefully. The TN counsel also said if jallikattu was cruel, halal, animal sacrifice and any slaughter should also be banned.