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Tamil Nadu files caveat in SC to defend its ordinance on Jallikattu

india Updated: Jan 22, 2017 11:39 IST
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A bull at the protest arena where protesters are demanding to lift the ban on Jallikattu, at Kamarajar Salai, Marina Beach in Chennai on Friday.(PTI Photo)

Anticipating challenge to its ordinance allowing bull-taming sport Jallikattu in the state, Tamil Nadu government has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court.

Tamil Nadu government’s standing counsel Yogesh Kanna confirmed the development and said the state has urged the apex court that it should be heard if anyone challenges the newly promulgated ordinance.

“We have filed the caveat in the Supreme Court yesterday asking for the state government to be heard in case anyone challenges the ordinance allowing Jallikattu,” he said.

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Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao had yesterday approved the jallikattu ordinance, with Chief Minister O Panneerselvam announcing that the bull taming sport will be held at Alaganallur in Madurai and other parts of the state tomorrow.

The Supreme Court had on Friday agreed not to pass a judgement for a week on the Jallikattu issue after taking into account the Centre’s submission that they were in talks with Tamil Nadu to find a way out in the matter.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had then mentioned the matter before a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumati that people of Tamil Nadu were “passionate” about Jallikattu and the Centre and the state were trying to resolve the issue.

“The Centre and the state are in talks to find a way out in the matter and our request is that the court should not deliver the judgement for at least a week,” Rohatgi told the bench.

On hearing the AG’s brief submission, the bench said “Okay”.

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