Jallikattu: On AG’s Plea SC Says Will Not Pass Verdict For A Week

Jallikattu: On AG’s Plea SC Says Will Not Pass Verdict For A Week


“People of Tamil Nadu are passionate about Jallikattu and the Central government and the state are trying to resolve the issue. The Centre and the state are in talks to find a way out in the matter and our request is that the court should not deliver the judgement for at least a week” : AG Rohatgi to SC


Acting on a submission by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, the Supreme Court today agreed not to pass judgement for a week on the contentious Jallikattu issue.

A bench of justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi took into account the Centre's submission that they were in talks with Tamil Nadu to find a way out in the matter.

During an urgent mentioning, Rohatgi mentioned said “ people of Tamil Nadu are passionate about Jallikattu and the Central government and the state are trying to resolve the issue. The Centre and the state are in talks to find a way out in the matter and our request is that the court should not deliver the judgement for at least a week”

Supreme Court had yesterday refused to give an urgent hearing to a related plea in the public interest.

A bench comprising Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud, however, asked the petitioner to approach the Madras High Court.

In the plea, advocate N Raja Ramana had sought the court’s intervention, citing Wednesday’s mass protest at Marina Beach in Chennai.

The court should take suo motu cognisance and issue appropriate directions to the state government, it appealed. The apex court, however, asked the lawyer to file appropriate plea in the Madras High Court for relief.

THE TRIGGER

Thousands of students gathered on the sands of Marina Beach in Chennai as protests demanding lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport 'jallikattu' snowballed across Tamil Nadu. Faced with mounting anger on the streets, the top brass of the state government got into a huddle as Chief Minister O Panneerselvam decided met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an ordinance for conduct of the age-old sport. He was accompanied by 51 MPs of AIADMK. He appealed to the students to give up their protests even as IT sector employees and several more actors joined the chorus for allowing 'jallikattu'.

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