Jan 12, 2017 01:10 PM IST IST | Source: NEWS18.com

JalliKattu plea rejected by SC, TN govt seeks centre's help

The petition seeks the SC's intervention to pass judgment on Jalikattu before Saturday.

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea on lifting the ban on Jallikattu.

The petition seeks the SC's intervention to pass judgment on Jalikattu before Saturday.

The court said it was "unfair to ask bench to pass an order".

This comes at a time when Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam vowed that the traditional bull baiting game will be allowed this year on occasion of Pongal.

Refusing to pass the order, the apex court said no one can ask the court to fasten its process

Reacting to the court's decision, the Tamil Nadu government said that everyone in the state wanted the sport to happen.

AIADMK leader CR Saraswati said,"We are requesting the Supreme Court to change their mind. Everyone in Tamil Nadu wants this sport."

The DMK called the order disheartening.

DMK leader Manu Sundaram said,"We are extremely disheartened by the decision.There is still a window of opportunity for Jallikattu. The Centre and state government can pass the ordinance if they wish for it to take place."

Tamil Nadu government sources told CNN News18 that they will ask the Centre to pass an ordinance to allow Jallikattu to happen.

Sections
Follow us on
Available On