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SC questions Centre's notification supporting 'jallikattu'

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The Supreme today questioned the Centre for its 2016 notification allowing use of bulls in events like jallikattu, saying that its 2014 verdict banning the use of the animals cannot be "negated".

"How can you (the Centre) negate our judgment banning jallikattu by coming up with the January 2016 notification allowing bulls to participate in the sport again," a bench of Justices and R F Nariman said.



"Your January 2016 notification negates our 2014 judgment banning use of bulls in jallikattu," it said.

During the hearing, the counsel for the Centre said that now it would be ensured that bulls were neither tortured nor made to take alcohol prior to jallikattu.

Supporting the historic tradition, the Centre also said that the should not stop it and moreover, villagers could not be asked to go and see sports.

The bench, meanwhile, refused to hear organisations which have approached it to support the use of bulls in the event and fixed the matter for further hearing on December 7.

Earlier, the apex had observed that the country cannot "import Roman gladiator-type sport" as it is against the culture of compassion towards the animals.

"We cannot import Roman gladiator-type sport here. One can use computer for indulging in bull fighting. Why tame bulls for it?" the bench had said.

Senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for Tamil Nadu, had said when humans can run for marathon, why can bulls not be made to do so.

The in its 2014 judgement had said that bulls could not be used as performing animals, either for jallikattu events or bullock-cart races in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country, and had banned their use across the country.

The apex had also earlier declared Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009 as constitutionally void, being violative or Article 254(1) of the Constitution.

On January 8, the Centre had issued a notification lifting ban on jallikattu in poll-bound Tamil Nadu with certain restrictions, which was challenged in the apex by Animal Welfare Board of India, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, a Bangalore-based NGO and others.
(Reopens LGD16)

On July 26, the apex had said that just because the bull-taming sport of jallikattu was a centuries-old tradition, it could not be justified.

It had said if the parties were able to convince the that its earlier judgement was wrong, it might refer the matter to a larger bench.

The Supreme had on January 21 refused to re-examine its 2014 judgement banning use of bulls for jallikattu events or bullock-cart races across the country.

The apex had earlier stayed January 8 notification.

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The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre for its 2016 notification allowing use of bulls in events like jallikattu, saying that its 2014 verdict banning the use of the animals cannot be "negated". "How can you (the Centre) negate our judgment banning jallikattu by coming up with the January 2016 notification allowing bulls to participate in the sport again," a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman said. "Your January 2016 notification negates our 2014 judgment banning use of bulls in jallikattu," it said. During the hearing, the counsel for the Centre said that now it would be ensured that bulls were neither tortured nor made to take alcohol prior to jallikattu. Supporting the historic tradition, the Centre also said that the court should not stop it and moreover, villagers could not be asked to go and see F1 sports. The bench, meanwhile, refused to hear organisations which have approached it to support the use of bulls in the event and fixed the matter for further .. The Supreme today questioned the Centre for its 2016 notification allowing use of bulls in events like jallikattu, saying that its 2014 verdict banning the use of the animals cannot be "negated".

"How can you (the Centre) negate our judgment banning jallikattu by coming up with the January 2016 notification allowing bulls to participate in the sport again," a bench of Justices and R F Nariman said.

"Your January 2016 notification negates our 2014 judgment banning use of bulls in jallikattu," it said.

During the hearing, the counsel for the Centre said that now it would be ensured that bulls were neither tortured nor made to take alcohol prior to jallikattu.

Supporting the historic tradition, the Centre also said that the should not stop it and moreover, villagers could not be asked to go and see sports.

The bench, meanwhile, refused to hear organisations which have approached it to support the use of bulls in the event and fixed the matter for further hearing on December 7.

Earlier, the apex had observed that the country cannot "import Roman gladiator-type sport" as it is against the culture of compassion towards the animals.

"We cannot import Roman gladiator-type sport here. One can use computer for indulging in bull fighting. Why tame bulls for it?" the bench had said.

Senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for Tamil Nadu, had said when humans can run for marathon, why can bulls not be made to do so.

The in its 2014 judgement had said that bulls could not be used as performing animals, either for jallikattu events or bullock-cart races in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country, and had banned their use across the country.

The apex had also earlier declared Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009 as constitutionally void, being violative or Article 254(1) of the Constitution.

On January 8, the Centre had issued a notification lifting ban on jallikattu in poll-bound Tamil Nadu with certain restrictions, which was challenged in the apex by Animal Welfare Board of India, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, a Bangalore-based NGO and others.
(Reopens LGD16)

On July 26, the apex had said that just because the bull-taming sport of jallikattu was a centuries-old tradition, it could not be justified.

It had said if the parties were able to convince the that its earlier judgement was wrong, it might refer the matter to a larger bench.

The Supreme had on January 21 refused to re-examine its 2014 judgement banning use of bulls for jallikattu events or bullock-cart races across the country.

The apex had earlier stayed January 8 notification.
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SC questions Centre's notification supporting 'jallikattu'

The Supreme today questioned the Centre for its 2016 notification allowing use of bulls in events like jallikattu, saying that its 2014 verdict banning the use of the animals cannot be "negated".

"How can you (the Centre) negate our judgment banning jallikattu by coming up with the January 2016 notification allowing bulls to participate in the sport again," a bench of Justices and R F Nariman said.

"Your January 2016 notification negates our 2014 judgment banning use of bulls in jallikattu," it said.

During the hearing, the counsel for the Centre said that now it would be ensured that bulls were neither tortured nor made to take alcohol prior to jallikattu.

Supporting the historic tradition, the Centre also said that the should not stop it and moreover, villagers could not be asked to go and see sports.

The bench, meanwhile, refused to hear organisations which have approached it to support the use of bulls in the event and fixed the matter for further hearing on December 7.

Earlier, the apex had observed that the country cannot "import Roman gladiator-type sport" as it is against the culture of compassion towards the animals.

"We cannot import Roman gladiator-type sport here. One can use computer for indulging in bull fighting. Why tame bulls for it?" the bench had said.

Senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for Tamil Nadu, had said when humans can run for marathon, why can bulls not be made to do so.

The in its 2014 judgement had said that bulls could not be used as performing animals, either for jallikattu events or bullock-cart races in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country, and had banned their use across the country.

The apex had also earlier declared Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act, 2009 as constitutionally void, being violative or Article 254(1) of the Constitution.

On January 8, the Centre had issued a notification lifting ban on jallikattu in poll-bound Tamil Nadu with certain restrictions, which was challenged in the apex by Animal Welfare Board of India, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, a Bangalore-based NGO and others.
(Reopens LGD16)

On July 26, the apex had said that just because the bull-taming sport of jallikattu was a centuries-old tradition, it could not be justified.

It had said if the parties were able to convince the that its earlier judgement was wrong, it might refer the matter to a larger bench.

The Supreme had on January 21 refused to re-examine its 2014 judgement banning use of bulls for jallikattu events or bullock-cart races across the country.

The apex had earlier stayed January 8 notification.

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