Battle for Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu Govt. files caveat in SC

| Updated: Jan 22, 2017 16:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 22 (ANI): After the promulgation of an ordinance in the Jallikattu case, the Tamil Nadu Government on Sunday filed a caveat in the Supreme Court. Advocate, Raja Raman, who is the intervener in the matter, told ANI that if any aggrieved party would come to Supreme Court with any plea, then the apex court should hear the side of the state government before passing any order. "The apex court has to hear the state of Tamil Nadu side if any kind of petition cones before the SC after the promulgation of ordinance in Jallikattu," Raman said. Meanwhile, locals in Alanganallur in Madurai, where Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam is to inaugurate the sport, are determined to not go ahead with the event as they feel that the ordinance is a step simply to pacify them temporarily, and they want a 'permanent' solution. "We won't allow this to happen as we don't need just any temporary solution. We need a permanent solution to the problem and it has to be non conditional. Today we will not let Jallikattu happen .All villagers including youth, elders and others have all been sitting here in protest," said a demonstrator. Yesterday, Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao promulgated an ordinance paving way for resuming Jallikattu game in the state. With the ordinance, the decks are cleared now for conducting the bull-taming game that remained stalled since May 2014 due to court ban. The ordinance seeks to amend the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 in the state, purportedly with the aim of ensuring survival and wellbeing of native breeds of bulls and preserving cultural traditions of the state. A section of the protesters seek an Act as a permanent solution, which has been promised by the Chief Minister. (ANI)