Jallikattu: Police start removing protesters from Marina Beach, Chennai

jalliChennai, Jan 23: The police on Monday began removing protesters from Marina Beach in Chennai. A large number of people protesting to allow hosting of Jallikattu had assembled at Marina Beach.

The protesters had refused to budge even after an ordinance allowing Jallikattu had been promulgated, stating that the solution was not a permanent one.

The protesters began singing the National Anthem while they were being evicted by the police. The police faced stiff resistance from the crowd. The protesters threatened to commit suicide if they were foricbly evicted. However, the police managed to partially evict the protesters.

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Jallikattu: Police start removing protesters from Marina Beach, Chennai

jalliChennai, Jan 23: The police on Monday began removing protesters from Marina Beach in Chennai. A large number of people protesting to allow hosting of Jallikattu had assembled at Marina Beach.

The protesters had refused to budge even after an ordinance allowing Jallikattu had been promulgated, stating that the solution was not a permanent one.

The protesters began singing the National Anthem while they were being evicted by the police. The police faced stiff resistance from the crowd. The protesters threatened to commit suicide if they were foricbly evicted. However, the police managed to partially evict the protesters.

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Jallikattu- TN files caveat in SC, wants hearing before interim order is passed

jallikattu-story_647_011516104547Chennai, Jan 22: The Tamil Nadu government has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court following the promulgation of the Jallikattu ordinance.

Expecting a challenge to the ordinance, the caveat has been filed so that the TN government is heard before any ex-parte order is passed.

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TN cops on alert as many defy SC orders on Jallikattu

jallikattu-story_647_011516104547Chennai, Jan 15: The ban on Jallikattu continues to be defied in various parts of Tamil Nadu. Even as people continue to defy the ban on Jallikattu, the TN police are on their toes and are carrying out arrests in various parts of the state.

The ban was defied on Sunday morning at Palamedu where several persons offered special prayers and conducted the symbolic Jallikattu. The police had to intervene and stop the celebrations.

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Jallikattu- We want a ban on unnecessary pain, SC observes

jallikattu-story_647_011516104547The Supreme Court sought to know why the centre had negated its judgment on Jallikattu. The question was posed by the Bench as the centre had come up with a notification allowing bulls to take part in the sport again.
The SC while hearing a petition seeking a ban on the popular Tamil Nadu sport said that the notification by the centre issued this year negates the SC decision which had banned the sport.

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Supreme Court refuses to review ban on Jallikattu

jallikattu-story_647_011516104547The Supreme Court today rejected a review petition filed by Tamil Nadu challenging the ban on Jallikattu (taming of the bull). Tamil Nadu had moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of an earlier order that imposed a ban on Jallikattu.

On the last date of hearing, the court had observed that the bull cannot be used as a tool for entertainment for human being inflicting cruelty. The observations were made by a Bench comprising Justices Dipak Mishra and R Nariman.

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SC to Govt on Jallikattu: Child marriage is also old tradition, is it legal then?

jallikattu-story_647_011516104547New Delhi, July 26: The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted for final disposal a plea against the centre’s notification on Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. The Animal Welfare Board of India had challenged a notification issued by the Centre lifting the ban on Jallikattu (bull fighting).
When the matter came up for hearing before a Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra, the Centre said that the ban on Jallikattu was lifted because it is an age old tradition. To this Justice Misra said, “Child marriage too is an age old tradition. Does that make it legal? In earlier times child marriage was common. Does that justify its practise.”

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