New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the Tamil Nadu government’s Act permitting jallikattu, but agreed to hear a plea against the law.
The apex court slammed the Tamil Nadu government for allowing people to defy its order on jallikattu, and for failing to maintain law and order in the state.
“Tell your government that law and order is primacy in civilized society and we can’t tolerate such incidents,” the court told the lawyer representing the state government.
In 2014, the Supreme Court banned the controversial sport on the grounds that it was cruel to bulls.
But earlier this month, Tamil Nadu witnessed state-wide pro-jallikattu protests on an unprecendented scale, following which the state government passed an ordinance, and then an act, to allow the sport.