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17 years of legal struggle for Jallikattu

17 years of legal struggle for Jallikattu

The 17-year-old Jallikattu case has had a long journey. In 2006, the Madurai branch of the Madras High Court banned Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.

In the year 2007 the Madurai Branch order of the Madras High Court was quashed and the Supreme Court allowed Jallikattu to be held with conditions. 2008- The Supreme Court, hearing a case filed by BJP's Maneka Gandhi, banned Jallikattu. The Jallikattu Act was enacted in 2009 to regulate Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. In 2009, the Supreme Court gave permission for the Jallikattu event with conditions based on the Tamil Nadu Government Act. New Jallikattu Act came into effect.

In 2011, the Congress-led UPA government included bulls in the list of animals banned from performing stunts. This was the basis for PETA's demand for a ban on Jallikattu.
In 2012, Jallikattu events were held only in some districts of Tamil Nadu with court approval. In the same year, a case was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a ban on Jallikattu. But the Supreme Court refused to impose a ban. At the end of 2012, the Tamil Nadu government filed a case in the Madurai branch of the Madras High Court seeking permission for jallikattu events in 2013.

The Madurai branch of the Madras High Court heard the case and allowed the jallikattu to be held. In February 2014, PETA filed a case in the Supreme Court seeking a ban on Jallikattu. On May 7, 2014, the Supreme Court, which heard the case, imposed a permanent ban on jallikattu events. The Tamil Nadu government immediately filed a review petition in the Supreme Court seeking to lift the ban.
In 2017, there was a student revolt in Tamil Nadu. From Chennai to the slums of Tamil Nadu, the peaceful revolution that took place for a while made the whole world look back. After this, on January 21, 2017, an Ordinance was brought to conduct Jallikattu.


This is how the jallikattu legal battle went on. Finally, yesterday the Supreme Court may hold a jallikattu; Jallikattu cannot be banned; The Tamil Nadu government has given a historic verdict that the jallikattu law will go ahead.
The case related to Jallikattu, a cultural symbol of Tamils, has been going on for the past 17 years from the Madurai High Court branch to the Supreme Court and has now come to an end.

It is a matter of pride that the Supreme Court of the country has acknowledged that the people of Tamilnadu who live in harmony with nature and animals never cause any suffering to animals and also recognized that the heroic sport of Jallikattu is integral to the culture of Tamilnadu. This judgment has made the people of Tamil Nadu in a sea of ​​happiness. Chief Minister M. K. Stalin has expressed his happiness that we will celebrate Jallikattu victory on Pongal.

The judgment of the Supreme Court has been etched in golden letters in the history of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is thankful to all the people who are responsible for this Himalayan victory and the judges who gave the verdict.
Now you can celebrate Jallikattu without any worries. Let's wait for Pongal festival from now!