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JalliKattu Plea Rejected by Supreme Court, TN Seeks Centre Help

Revellers try to tame a bull during the Jallikattu festival. (Picture courtesy: Twitter)

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea on lifting the ban on Jallikattu.

The petition seeks the SC’s intervention to pass judgment on Jalikattu before Saturday.

The court said it was “unfair to ask bench to pass an order”.

This comes at a time when Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panerselvam vowed that the traditional bull baiting game will be allowed this year on occasion of Pongal.

Refusing to pass the order, the apex court said no one can ask the court to fasten its process

Reacting to the court’s decision, the Tamil Nadu government said that everyone in the state wanted the sport to happen.

The DMK called the order disheartening.

DMK leader Manu Sundaram said,”We are extremely disheartened by the decision.There is still a window of opportunity for Jallikattu. The Centre and state government can pass on the ordinance if they wish for it take place.”