SC to hear petitions to quash Jallikattu notification

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a batch of petitions against a recent government notification permitting Tamil Nadu's Jallikattu bull taming sport with some restrictions.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur agreed to hear a plea on Tuesday after they were mentioned by senior counsel Siddharth Luthra on Monday morning.


A file picture taken on January 15, 2013 shows participants attempting to hold down a bull during the traditional bull taming festival called 'Jallikattu' in Palamedu near Madurai, around 500km south of Chennai. Pic/AFP

The petitioners, who also include animal rights activist Gauri Maulekhi, have sought the quashing of a government notification on Friday to overcome the 2014 Supreme Court ban on Jallikattu.

The central government, in a gazette notification, removed bulls form the list of animals that are banned from public display.

The central government allowed bulls to be exhibited as a performing animal at Jallikattu and bullock-cart races in Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Punjab.

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