SC turns down plea to allow Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu
In a bad news for Tamil Nadu people before Pongal, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea to allow the hugely popular bull-taming sport Jallikattu played in Tamil Nadu during Pongal festivities every year.
SC turned down the plea that sought its intervention in passing judgment on the ancient sport before Saturday and said that it is “unfair to ask the bench to pass order”.
The apex court had banned Jallikattu on grounds of animal cruelty in a 2014 verdict that has been opposed by political parties in Tamil Nadu.
SC in November last year had dismissed the plea of the state government seeking review of its 2014 judgement that banned use of bulls for Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.
Celebrities too have joined the quest and many stars such as Kamal Haasan, Simbu, Dhanush, G.V. Prakash, Sivakarthikeyan, Vivek, Arya, Khushbu and much more have openly supported the sport.