Efforts to lift the ban of the bull taming sport Jallikattu continue with former Chief Justice Markandey Katju suggesting that the state government could pass an ordinance bypassing the centre. Meanwhile, DMK Karunanidhi also urged Centre to lift the ban on the sport.
Former chairman of Press Council of India and former Chief Justice of Madras High Court Markandey Katju said on Monday that the Tamil Nadu government can enforce an ordinance for the bull sport Jallikattu. He wrote on his Facebook post, “In that State Ordinance there can be provisions preventing excessive danger to human life and excessive cruelty to bulls during jallikattu. In pith and substance, such an ordinance will be on the subject of sports, entertainment and amusement, and so there will be no conflict with the PCA Act.”
DMK leader M Karunanidhi has asked the Central Government to lift the ban on the bull taming sport Jallikattu as there are only few days left for the Pongal festival to begin in Tamil Nadu.
Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan had assured that Jallikattu ban would be removed but recently, the Attorney General had denied granting permission. Karunanidhi said that the leader of jallikattu forum Rajasekaran had returned back disappointed with the announcement, according to TNIE.
Pon Radhakrishnan has again reached out to leaders in Delhi over the Jallikattu issue.
Meanwhile, on Monday, the Union Minister received a minor injury when he went to Ariyalur for a function and patted a Jallikattu bull.
He was accepting petitions from villagers of Sembikudi asking to lift ban on Jallikattu and had got 10 bulls with them. He went up to one of the bull and patted him. The bull shook his head and injured him, according to TOI.
“I had put my right hand on the bull's head and it moved a little. Its horn bruised my palm,” Pon Radhakrishnan told TOI.