This statement from the AWBI comes even as the Supreme Court agreed to deliver the judgement on the jallikattu issue next week.

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news Jallikattu Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:30

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), one of the petitioners in the SC case against the conduct of the bull taming sport, is ‘likely’ to take action against the TN government’s Jallikattu bill this week, reports ToI.

AWBI board member and legal sub-committee head Anjali Sharma has told ToI that “no specific resolution has been moved yet but the likelihood (of taking steps to challenge the bill) is there this week.”

This statement from the AWBI comes even as the Supreme Court agreed to deliver the judgement on the jallikattu issue next week. The Centre had, on Friday, requested the Supreme Court to delay its verdict in view of the prevailing tension in the state.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had pleaded Justice Dipal Misra that it would be more appropriate for the judgement to be delivered after at least a week.

"The Centre and the state are in talks to find a way out in the matter and our request is that the court should not deliver the judgement for at least a week," Rohatgi told the bench that had reserved the verdict.

The bench, after hearing the AG’s brief submission, agreed to reserve the verdict. This allowed the Tamil Nadu government time to draft an ordinance, get approval from the Governor and President and then table it in the assembly. The Jallikattu bill was passed on Monday by the Legislative Assembly.

With the AWBI now saying that they will move the Supreme Court over the Jallikattu bill, it remains to be seen if the apex court will accept the petition this week.

 

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