Bill on Jallikattu passed unanimously in Tamil Nadu Assembly

The Bill, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 2017, was unanimously passed in the Assembly by voice vote amid thumping of desks by the Treasury Benches.

Published: 24th January 2017 05:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2017 06:32 AM   |  A+A-

The Bill was unanimously passed in the Assembly by voice vote amid thumping of desks by the Treasury Benches. | (P Jawahar | EPS)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a bill replacing the jallikattu ordinance paving the way to amend the Central Act governing performing animals. 

The Bill - Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 2017- to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, so as to preserve the cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu and to ensure the survival and wellbeing of the native breeds was moved by Chief Minister O Panneerselvam in the Assembly at its special sitting.

The Bill was unanimously passed in the Assembly by voice vote amid thumping of desks by the Treasury Benches. It replaces the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, promulgated on January 21 to enable the conduct of the sport following unprecedented massive protests that erupted in several parts of the state including Chennai city.

Jallikattu, which continues to be a symbol of Tamil’s culture, has been witnessing several hurdles since 2006 and the brave sport could be held only with the interim orders of either the Supreme Court or the High Court, the Chief Minister recalled.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp