‘Just Because It’s Old Doesn’t Mean It’s Justified,’ Says Supreme Court On Jallikattu

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4:41 pm 26 Jul, 2016


The Supreme Court on July 26 set August 30 as the final hearing date for the Jallikattu case.


While setting the final date for verdict, the court also asserted that it disapproves of the arguments that the ‘sport’ should be allowed because it’s centuries old.’

The court in turn said :



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The apex court then went on to set August 30 as the day it will begin hearing on whether this “sport” violates the constitution.

Back in 2014, the Supreme Court had already banned Jallikattu, but earlier this year the Centre allowed the ‘sport’ in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.


The Centre’s move was seen as a pre-state election manoeuvre as Assembly elections were held in Tamil Nadu in May.


Looking at Centre’s decision the Supreme Court had put Jallikattu on hold again and issued notices to the Centre and other states asking them to file their responses within four weeks.

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