Jallikattu row: Locals in TN urge SC to pass verdict after proper analysis

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 15 (ANI): The people of Tamil Nadu of Sunday urged the Supreme Court to pass the judgement on bull-taming sport Jallikattu after a proper analysis. A local here said that Jallikattu has been banned because of some misuse, adding that is the reason behind the people not enjoying the festival well. "The police have been deployed to monitor if anybody is flouting the rules. Our request to the Supreme Court is if it wants to give judgment than the authorities should watch the fight then analyze and then pass an order," he told ANI. Meanwhile, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) also expressed disappointment over the apex court's ruling against Jallikattu. "We are all disappointed by the court's inability to deliver the judgment. But it is the problem which is in the court and because of which the government is unable to take any further action. So, we cannot blame the BJP Government (at the Centre)," said AIADMK spokesperson Tamilisai Soundrarajan. Protests over banning of Jallikattu dampened the festive spirit in Madurai. Anguished by the continuing ban on Jallikattu for the third year in a row, the people in some villages in Madurai district observed the festival as "Black Pongal." They hoisted black flags and held processions condemning PETA (an animal rights organisation) and demanded that the Centre take steps to conduct Jallikattu. Earlier on Thursday, the apex court rejected a plea seeking to allow Jallikattu played during the Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. An apex court bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R. Banumathi told a group of lawyers, who requested for the verdict, that it is unfair to ask the bench to pass an order. The court had earlier in 2014 banned Jallikattu on grounds of animal cruelty. (ANI)