Tamil Nadu likely to defy Supreme Court order on Jallikattu

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Tamil Nadu prepares for Jallikattu during Pongal festival
Tamil Nadu prepares for Jallikattu during Pongal festival

Chennai : Amid continuous protest against the festival Jallikattu during Pongal, Tamil Nadu seems in no mood to wait for any official permission for it. After organising the bull-taming sport in coastal Cuddalore on Thursday, people from Madurai district have joined the league of those ready to defy the Supreme Court ban on the sport on Saturday, CNN-News18 said.

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to pass an interim order for allowing the bull taming sport -- Jallikattu -- during the Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

A division bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and R. Banumathi said the draft of the Jallikattu judgement has been prepared but it would not be possible to deliver it before Saturday.

The court's remark came when a group of lawyers requested it to deliver the verdict.

According to The Times of India, three towns from the Madurai district — Avaniapuram, Alanganallur and Palamedu — where the first jallikattu events of the season are held, people are preparing to unleash the bulls and conduct the game. Besides Madurai, according to reports, residents of Tiruchirappalli have also decided to organise the festival.

Earlier on Thursday, functionaries of Nam Tamizhar Katchi had conducted jallikattu in Cuddalore near the Tiruvanthipuram Devanathaswamy Temple premises and police arrested 28 people for violating the ban, PTI said.