Animal rights groups challenge new TN law on Jallikattu in SC
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear on Monday the pleas of Animal Welfare Board of India and other animal rights organisations challenging the new law passed by Tamil Nadu Assembly to allow bull taming sport Jallikattu in the state.
The pleas were mentioned for urgent listing before the bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra. The bench asked advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Anand Grover to file their applications which will be taken up for hearing on January 30. In their applications, the animal rights group has said that the new law passed by Tamil Nadu Assembly to allow Jallikattu has over reached the earlier verdict of apex court.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had on Tuesday informed that Centre has decided to withdraw the January 6, 2016 notification allowing Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.