Centre may nullify Supreme Court order on Jallikattu: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu

Centre may nullify Supreme Court order on Jallikattu: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu

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Centre may nullify Supreme Court order on Jallikattu: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu claimed that Centre is mulling the idea of amending the law to nullify Supreme Court order on Jallikattu. The bull-taming sport was banned by the apex judiciary last year, after animal rights’ activists argued that the game inflicted unprecedented amount of cruelty on the bovine animal. Naidu claimed that the festival has an emotional connect with people of Tamil Nadu. He further added that the ban on Jallikattu could be reversed by amending the law, as it was done during the Shah Bano case by the then Rajiv Gandhi government.

“I don’t know whether I should be saying this as a Minister, but personally I feel Jallikattu is a traditional sport. Nobody should really have a problem,” Naidu said at India Today Conclave. 

Recalling the infamous Shah Bano case, Naidu added, “We will have to see. Will have to discuss. (Amendment of law) was done during Shah Bano case, we are getting suggestions to do it.

amil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has reportedly written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking legalization of Jallikattu. He has suggested PM Modi to bring an ordinance which could amend the law, thereby, nullifying the ban imposed by Supreme Court