Supreme Court junks TN petition on Jallikattu yet again

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the Tamil Nadu government’s plea seeking a review of the 2014 verdict banning the use of bulls for the event and bullock cart races.

Published: 29th November 2016 04:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th November 2016 11:09 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Making it clear that there was no link between jallikattu and the right to freedom of religion under the Constitution, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the Tamil Nadu government’s plea seeking a review of the 2014 verdict banning the use of bulls for the event and bullock cart races.

After dismissing the plea on November 16, a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman released a detailed order on Monday, observing that the act of taming a bull for an event is against the welfare of the animal, which is the foundation of the PCA (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Act.


The bench added that there was an apparent inconsistency between the PCA Act and the Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009. “Such a celebration... is against the welfare of animals and definitely amounts to treating the animal with cruelty,” the bench said.

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