New Delhi, Jan 27: Supreme Court on Friday informed that it is going to hear petitions filed on Tamil Nadu’s Jallikattu festival on January 31.
This came after the central government filed a plea seeking to withdraw its January 6, 2016, notification allowing Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.
Earlier on 16 November 2016, the top court rejected the plea of the Tamil Nadu government seeking review of the 2014 judgement which had banned the use of bulls for Jallikattu events in the state.
The court in its order had said, “We are of the opinion that the review petition does not contain any merit and thus accordingly we dismiss it.”
A batch of petitions has been filed in the SC by animal rights groups challenging the validity of a Tamil Nadu law that was enacted after week-long protests to allow Jallikattu.
The state government had filed the review petition in the Apex Court in 2014 through its Chief Secretary, claiming that it was illegal and unconstitutional as the taming of bulls for such an event amounted to “cruelty”.