Tamil Nadu Assembly passes Jallikattu Bill

| Updated: Jan 23, 2017 23:18 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan 23 (ANI): Amid protest over the bull-taming sport, the Tamil Nadu assembly on Monday unanimously passed the Jallikattu Bill. The Bill was earlier was tabled in the assembly for approval. Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday approved the ordinance issued by the state government revoking ban on Jallikattu. Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the ordinance promulgated by the state government and said that Jallikattu is to be conducted with customary fervor with all necessary safeguards. Former Attorney general Soli Sorabjee earlier in the day said that the Jallikattu Bill will pose a serious constitutional challange. From the past one week, Chennai's Marina Beach has been thronged by massive crowds demanding to lift the ban of the traditional sport, and now seeking a permanent solution. Yesterday, protesters in Alanganallur did not allow Panneerselvam to inaugurate the Alanganallur jallikattu which was cancelled. Later talking to media persons, the Chief Minister said that even though jallikattu was not held at Alanganallur, it was organised smoothly in many places all over the state. This is the first session of the Assembly after the demise of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. (ANI)