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The bench asked the animal rights groups and individuals


to file their amended petitions within two weeks and state government to file responses in six weeks.

It clarified that all intervention applications will be dealt with after the amended petitions are filed and the matter taken up for hearing.

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment), Act, 2017 piloted by Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, was unanimously adopted on January 23 by a voice vote in the assembly after a brief debate.

Nearly 70 caveats including that of the state government were filed in the Supreme Court seeking prior hearing if pleas challenging the new legislation allowing Jallikattu came up for consideration.

The apex court has agreed to hear on the pleas of AWBI and other animal rights organisations challenging the new law passed by Tamil Nadu Assembly to allow bull taming sport Jallikattu in the state.

(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)