'Jallikattu' is back! Both Centre, TN government clear ordinance
Chennai : One-day after Central government agreed to clear Jallikattu ordinance, the Tamil Nadu government also gave its nod to enable the holding of Jallikattu - a bull taming sport.
The ordinance was signed by the Governor Ch VidyaSagar Rao. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act will be amended through this ordinance.
A massive protest had been launched by the students and youth on Marina Beach to demand lift of ban from Jallikattu.
Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said that all the hurdles were cleared to hold Jallikattu through the Ordinance.
"As a follow up to the meeting with Prime Minister on January 19, to enable the conduct of Jallikattu, the Government of Tamil Nadu issued an Ordinance after obtaining the necessary prior instructions of the President of India as envisaged under Article 213 of the Constitution," Panneerselvam said in a statement.
Panneerselvam said the act will be passed in the coming Assembly session on January 23.
(With IANS inputs)