People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said on Friday they will leave no stone unturned in opposing the bull-taming sport Jallikattu that is conducted in Tamil Nadu during Pongal festivities.
Speaking on the probability of Centre rolling out an ordinance in favour of Tamil Nadu, who support the bull-taming sport, a PETA activist Nikanj told ANI that if needed, they will even challenge the ordinance in the apex court.
“This was a very expected decision given by the Supreme Court. And I want that the government or the court should not succumb to the pressure of people or government of Tamil Nadu against Jallikattu. If an ordinance is passed, then it would be seen as murder of democracy and an insult to the constitutional process,” Nikanj said.
“If the government wants to get through with help ordinances, then what is the meaning of the judicial process. If the Supreme Court has banned Jallikattu, then it must have done that after look all aspect of the sport. The Supreme Court has given a verdict after going through all the reports, that how bulls are beaten, how they are fed with alcohol and then tortured and all this so that a man can tame them. We will do everything it takes to stop oppose this sport, if an ordinance is brought, we will challenge the same in the Supreme Court,” he added.
SC on Thursday turned down a plea for delivering its judgment on Jallikattu before the harvest festival of Pongal in Tamil Nadu.
The apex court’s ruling has caused uproar in Tamil Nadu, with protesters and organisers saying they will defy the ban and conduct the sport.
Rejecting the sport, which is held in Tamil Nadu during the Pongal festivities every year, the apex court said, “It’s unfair to ask the bench to pass the order.”