The Animal Welfare Board’s decision on Thursday to challenge the notification issued by MoEF has prompted the state to take this move.

TN govt files caveat in SC to preempt stay on jallikattuBy எஸ்ஸார் via Wikimedia Commons
news Jallikattu Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 13:11

After the centre’s recent notification allowing jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, the state government on Saturday filed a caveat in the Supreme Court fearing a possible stay on the order.

The caveat said, “Let nothing be done without giving notice to the respondents in the matter pertaining to the new notification issued by the Union ministry of environment and forests,“ according to Tamil Nadu government standing counsel B Balaji.

The Animal Welfare Board’s decision on Thursday to challenge the notification issued by MoEF has prompted the state to take this move.

The state expects animal welfare groups to challenge the notification by either filing a writ petition or beginning contempt proceedings.

AWBI legal sub-committee convener Anjali Sharma told TOI: “We have sought clearances from 20-odd members of the board, and we hope to get it by Monday morning to proceed with our plan.“

Terming it ‘illegal’, the Board is not happy with the MoEF notification. 

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