New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday informed the apex court that it seeks to withdraw the January 2016 notification in view of the Tamil Nadu Assembly passing a law allowing the smooth conduct of the bull-taming sport. This comes days before the Supreme Court to deliver its verdict.
Earlier, the Centre requested the SC to postpone its judgment as it would vitiate an already emotionally-charged atmosphere in Tamil Nadu. The O Panneerselvam-led government swiftly moved to promulgate an ordinance allowing Jallikattu in the state.
Within two days of Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao signing the ordinance, a special assembly session was convened and the ordinance became a law within minutes of it being tabled by Chief Minister Panneerselvam.
On Monday, the week-long peaceful protests on Marina Beach in Chennai turned violent as a huge posse of police personnel surrounded the protesters and forcibly removed them.