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Supreme Court allows bullock-cart race in Maharashtra

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 16, 2021 4:16 pm -- Updated:December 16, 2021 4:24 pm
The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the resumption of bullock-cart race in Maharashtra on the same conditions and regulations as mentioned in the state amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

A Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar said the validity of the Maharashtra amendments,, too will be decided by the constitution bench alongside those of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The challenge to the validity of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu state amendments is pending before a Constitution Bench of the apex court since 2018.

Bullock cart race: Maharashtra passes legislation to resume bullock cart race - The Economic Times In 2014, the Supreme Court had banned Jallikattu, bull-race, and bullock-cart races across the country. Photo: Social media

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The Supreme Court in 2014 had banned Jallikattu, bull-race, and bullock-cart races across the country while holding that these violated provisions of the PCA Act. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had amended the PCA Act to allow regulated bull races, which are under challenge and pending in the Supreme Court.

Mumbai's Dabbawalas support bullock cart races in villages In February 2018, the top court had referred the pleas related to 'Jallikattu' to a five-judge Constitution Bench. Photo: Social media

The apex court was hearing an application of the Maharashtra Government urging to permit it to conduct a bullock-cart race, on a par with the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

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In February 2018, the top court had referred the pleas related to 'Jallikattu' to a five-judge Constitution Bench, which would decide if the bull-taming sport fell under cultural rights or perpetuated cruelty to animals.

Maharashtra lifts ban on bullock cart races | Nagpur News - Times of India Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had amended the PCA Act to allow regulated bull races, which are under challenge and pending in the Supreme Court. Photo: Social media

-PTC News

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