Animal Rights Body Move SC Challenging Act Allowing Jallikattu

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Chennai: The Animal Welfare Board of India and other animal rights activists on Wednesday moved Supreme Court challenging the validity of Act passed a day back by the Tamil Nadu assembly to allow Jallikattu.

The Jallikattu Bill was passed unanimously on Monday by the TN Assembly after a week-long protest at Chennai’s Marina and other parts of the state where peaceful agitators demanded the ban on the bull taming sport be revoked.

The Chennai police on the same day had tried to evict the assembled protesters from Marina and in other cities. However, as their attempts failed, the entire state witnessed incidents of sporadic violence.

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On Tuesday, what came as a boost to TN’s demand to get rid of all the legal wrangles to hold Jallikattu, the Centre approached the apex court to withdraw its notification that was issued in January last year.