SC agrees to Centre’s plea to delay Jallikattu verdict
- The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Central government’s plea to defer passing it’s verdict on allowing Jallikattu—the controversial bull-taming sport.
- The Centre and state are holding talks to find a way out
- The ban on Jallikattu—a part of the Pongal festivities in Tamil Nadu has triggered massive protests across the state
- A bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar agreed to put the pronouncement on hold on a plea by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi who told the court that “cultural passions” were running high in the state.
- Some measures were being taken to tackle the situation that surfaced in light of the harvest festival in which the ancient animal sport has special significance.
- It was also decided to issue an ordinance to make this amendment. Under the Constitution of India, this draft ordinance has to be sent to Union Home Ministry and on Centre’s recommendation it has to be sent to the President for his approval.