SC to hear plea for permitting Jallikattu

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear at 3 p.m. on Wednesday a bunch of petitions seeking vacation of the stay on the bull taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.

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Counsel Raja Ramana, appearing for the petitioners, told an apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra that Jallikattu was a matter of faith and believers viewed bull as a god.

He told the court that no cruelty was involved in Jallikattu, an ancient sport in which young men try to cling on to the hump of the bull for a certain amount of time in order to win prize money.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday put a bar on Jallikattu citing cruelty to animals. The event figures prominently during Pongal festivities in Tamil Nadu that start on Thursday.

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