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Q. SC on plea to review Jallikattu: Comment on recently dismissed plea of Tamil nadu government to review Jallikattu.
Nov 19, 2016 Related to : GS Paper-2

Ans :


Recently Supreme Court dismissed a review petition filed by the Tamil Nadu State to review a 2014 apex court judgment banning Jallikattu. Jallikattu is the popular bull-taming sport held alongside annual harvest festivities in rural Tamil Nadu. In 2014 apex court has banned the Jallikattu event with objective to prevent cruelty to animals. 


  • Tamil Nadu government has filed the review petition in the apex court to review its 2014 judgement of Jallikattu ban. 
  • In its petition Tamil Nadu government has argued that Jallikattu was not cruelty and was defined as an act of taming of bulls as per a 2009 State law enacted to regulate the event.
  • But while delivering the order court has ruled that the very act of taming a bull to perform in an event runs counter to the concept of welfare of the animal, which is the basic foundation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
  • Court termed it as cruel act against animals and dismissed the plea to review petition to prevent the cruelty of animals. 


  • Jallikattu is an annual event practiced in Tamil Nadu since long time, but many people raised the voice against Jallikattu and argued that organisers tame the bull during event. 
  • Apex court heard the plea of animal welfare board and banned Jallikattu outrightly banned, to prevent the cruelty to animals and the threat to public safety involved.
  • In recent review petition, Tamil Nadu that it was enacted to stop any kind of torture. Similarly taming a bull is not torture and it cannot be banned based on the method that practiced long ago.
  • But court observed that it was inconceivable that a bull, a domestic animal, should be tamed for entertainment's sake. 
  • On the question of religious freedom, court observed that Jallikattu is an event meant for the sheer entertainment of man at the expense of the animal and has nothing to do with religious freedom. 
  • Hence to prevent the cruelty of animals the apex court to upheld its 2014 judgement to ban the Jallikattu, it has dismissed the Tamil Nadu’s plea to rview ban.


Jallikattu was the tradition which was practised since ancient time in the state of Tamil Nadu. But in a recent time it has been witnessed increased cruel treatment. In this background Supreme Court banned the Jallikattu in 2014. Due to political pressure Tamil Nadu government has filed the review petition, which has beed dismissed by the apex court recently. Everyone has right to carry forward their traditions, but it should not met with cruel treatment. 


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