Remove bull from the exhibition in Jallikattu
H Raja, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary has expressed his happiness, on Thursday over the dismissal of a petition, which was filed on Jallikattu by the Supreme Court and said that now the government will further remove the bull from the exhibition, in order to make it legal.
“I am happy that the issue has been brought out the way to the court by the way of a dismissal. So now, the government is all free to bring its legislation by further which we will remove the bull from the exhibiting animal list, in order to make it legal,” H Raja.
Moreover, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday has dismissed the review petition, which was filed by Tamil Nadu government, in order to lift the ban on Jallikattu, saying that it finds no ground to allow the state to further continue with the bull taming sport.
India cannot “import Roman gladiator type sport”
Last week, the top court had also questioned the Centre for its notification to further allow the use of bulls in the events like Jallikattu, saying that India cannot “import Roman gladiator type sport”.
A division bench, which was headed by Justices Dipak Misra and Rohinton Fali Nariman said that animals may not have rights, but humans cannot be further negated their obligations as enshrined under the Constitution.
The order was later passed after hearing in detail the argument put forth by the state of Tamil Nadu, the Animal Welfare Board and other respective petitioners and respondents.
In May 2014, the Supreme Court has banned the practice, citing some animal welfare issues. On January 8, 2016, the Government of India passed an order exempting Jallikattu from all performances where bulls cannot be used, effectively reversing the ban.
However, on January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court upheld its ban on the event, leading to protests across Tamil Nadu.