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Jallikattu ordinance cleared, sent to President 

After consulting AG Mukul Rohatgi, the Law Ministry has forwarded the Ordinance to President Mukherjee.

Published: 20th January 2017 09:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2017 08:08 PM   |  A+A-

Mk Stalin at Rail Roko in support of jallikattu at tnagar railway station (Ashwin Prasath | EPS)

By Online Desk

In a landmark move, the Centre on Friday evening cleared the Tamil Nadu government’s ordinance on Jallikattu. the Law, Environment and Culture ministries cleared the ordinance.

After consulting AG Mukul Rohatgi, the Law Ministry has forwarded the Ordinance to President Mukherjee.

 

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has received a proposal from Tamil Nadu government regarding conduction of Jallikattu and a final decision keeping in mind sentiments of the lovers of the cultural sport will be taken in the shortest possible time, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said. 

Dave said he had a telephonic conversation with home minister and the entire process will be completed by Friday evening or Saturday. READ MORE

Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam today announced that an ordinance would be promulgated by his government within a day or two to bypass the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

READ: Ordinance to lift ban on Jallikattu to be issued in a day or two: Tamil Nadu CM

Earlier today, the 'Rail Roko' protest called by the Tamil Nadu opposition party DMK turned violent after a large number of party workers broke barricades to enter the Mambalam railway station.

The situation was further worsened after senior party leader MK Stalin squatted on the railway tracks, blocking all incoming railway traffic.

ALSO READ:  Jallikattu: Stalin, Kanimozhi among DMK leaders held; protesters stay put

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On the other hand, Supreme Court (SC) agreed to Centre's request not to pass judgement in Jallikattu matter for a week. 

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North Indians join the protest in Tiruchy | EPS (M K Ashok Kumar )

 

12:40 pm: Near total bandh in Puducherry seeking withdrawal of ban on Jallikattu, the bull taming sport of Tamilnadu

12:30 pm: DMK MPs and MLAs to observe one-day fast at Valluvar Kottam, Chennai, announces MK Stalin 

12.00 PM: AIADMK MPs reach Home Ministry to meet HM Rajnath Singh.

11:20 am: DMK Working President MK Stalin, who was taken into preventive custody for halting a train, was released .

11:00 am: DMK working Pres requested state Govt for an all party meeting on issue for demanding enactment of emergency law for Jallikattu: Kanimozhi

All trains across Tamil Nadu run on unscheduled hours due to #Jallikattu protesters, the Chozhan Express loco pilot at Tiruchy watching the train being stopped by activists. (M K Ashok Kumar | EPS)
DMK caders block Mangalore express in Tiruchy (M K Ashok Kumar | EPS)

 

(With inputs from agencies)



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