Supreme Court refuses to allow Jallikattu

Supreme Court refuses to allow Jallikattu
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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to pass an interim order for allowing the bull taming sport -- Jallikattu -- during the Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to pass an interim order for allowing the bull taming sport -- Jallikattu -- during the Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

A division bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and R. Banumathi said the draft of the Jallikattu judgement has been prepared but it would not be possible to deliver it before Saturday.

The court's remark came when a group of lawyers requested it to deliver the verdict. The apex court turned down the plea saying it is unfair to ask the bench to pass an order.

The court had reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the Centre's notification allowing the sport.There were reports of demonstrations and protests in Tamil Nadu demanding that Jallikattu be allowed.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in a tweet said: "If Jallikattu is held without awaiting SC judgment permitting it and Tamil Nadu (TN) government fails to enforce the law, Centre must declare President's Rule."

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