NEWS

DMK Passes Resolution Urging Govt To Lift Ban On Jallikattu

The Supreme Court banned the practice of Jallikattu, citing animal welfare issues.

04/01/2017 11:38 AM IST | Updated 04/01/2017 11:39 AM IST
AFP/Getty Images

CHENNAI -- The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday passed a resolution urging the Centre to lift the ban on bull taming sport Jallikattu.

The resolution was passed in the DMK's general council meeting in Chennai.

Earlier in May 2014, the Supreme Court banned the practice of Jallikattu, citing animal welfare issues.

The Government of India later on 8 January, 2016, passed an order exempting Jallikattu from all performances where bulls cannot be used, effectively reversing the ban.

The Supreme Court, however, on 15 January, 2016, upheld its ban on the event, leading to protests across Tamil Nadu.

Along with that, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in its general council meeting expressed grief over the death of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.

The DMK in its meeting also urged Sri Lanka to immediately release the Tamil fishermen arrested with their boats.

16 resolutions including that against demonetisation were passed in the general council meeting. The DMK urged the Centre to mitigate the hardships faced by people post the decision on 8 November last year.

Also on HuffPost India.

'Indica: A Deep Natural History Of The Indian Subcontinent' Is More Compelling Than Sci-Fi

More On This Topic