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Supreme Court to hear plea for removing the ban on bull-taming sport of Jallikattu

Counsel Raja Ramana, who is heading the appeal against the Supreme Court verdict said that there is no cruelty involved in the sport

News 13 Jan 2016, 15:36 IST
Jallikatu was banned by the Supreme Court on Tuesday

The Supreme Court will hear at 3 p.m. on Wednesday a bunch of petitions seeking vacation of the stay on the bull-taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.

Counsel Raja Ramana, appearing for the petitioners, told an apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra that Jallikattu was a matter of faith and believers viewed bull as a god.

He told the court that no cruelty was involved in Jallikattu, an ancient sport in which young men try to cling on to the hump of the bull for a certain amount of time in order to win prize money.

The Supreme Court banned the sport of Jallikattu on Tuesday citing cruelty to animals. The event figures prominently during Pongal festivities in Tamil Nadu that start on Thursday.

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