Modi reminded O Pannerselvam that the case is under the consideration of the Supreme court and passing such an ordinance to overturn the three-year-old ban on Jallikettu could be a bad predicate.
Actor Suriya, in between his promotional tour for the upcoming Tamil action film "C3", lashed out at animal rights advocacy group PETA, which is aggressively campaigning against Jallikattu. The court had earlier in 2014 banned Jallikattu on grounds of animal cruelty.
What Has Transpired Since The Ban?As per a 2011 government order, bulls were included in the list of animals that couldn't be exhibited or trained as performing animals. "It should now go before the apex court citing the jallikattu law passed by the state government in 2009".
The demonstration began on the morning of January 17 after police arrested the Jallikattu supporters in Alanganallur town in Madurai district.
But the students refused to budge and said the protests would continue till the ban, imposed by the Supreme Court, was lifted. "Why do you come all the way to Supreme Court", a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud told a petitioner advocate who mentioned his plea seeking protection to the protestors.
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Thousands of students had yesterday protested against the ban in Tamil Nadu. Expressing his party's continued support to the agitating youngsters demanding permission for jallikattu, Stalin said that his party would stage state-wide rail blockade on Friday. "They should not be trampled on" said an activist at the Marina beach.
They also condemned the Prime Minister's inaction and Subramanian Swamy's insensitive remarks who called the protesters as "porukkis" (scoundrels).
"This is an attack on our culture", said Manikanda Venkatesh, a student from Tamil Nadu. "The law was not created to rob people of their tradition and rights but to protect it. Jallikattu is every Tamilian's identity". Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand too extended his support to holding the bull-taming sport, saying it was a "cultural symbol".
It also made it mandatory for the administration to ensure that the bulls are put to proper testing by the animal husbandry and veterinary department to check if they are in good physical condition. The second day of Pongal is celebrated with bulls and cows and for this they have maintained the bulls, respected the bulls from ages and they have protected the breed, the native breed of the bulls. The sport's supporters believe that had the Centre issued an Ordinance instead of a notification in 2016, it would have survived in court. PETAvai Thadai Sei" (Ban PETA) and "Vendum, Vendum.