New Delhi, Jan 20, 2017: In yet another development and setback for Jallikattu supporters, the Supreme Court today agreed not to pass judgement for a week on the bull taming sport issue while taking into account the Centre’s submission that they were in talks with Tamil Nadu to find a way out in the matter.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the matter before a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R Banumati that 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,” Rohatgi told the bench.
Hearing the AG’s brief submission, the bench said “Okay”.
It has been three days now since the protests against the ban on Jallikattu began and the protests do not seem to be dying down. In fact, there are reports of them becoming intensified.
Earlier today, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam while addressing media said “He had detailed discussion with constitutional experts regarding amendments to be enacted on Jalikattu law by the state. We urge protesters to withdraw their protest immediately.”