Jallikattu as “cultural right” under Article 29: Matter likely to be referred to Constitution Bench

Bar & Bench December 12 2017

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is likely to decide on the scope of Jallikattu as a "cultural right" under Article 29 of the Constitution.

A Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Rohinton Nariman today reserved its verdict on the challenge to the law passed by Tamil Nadu amending the Prevention of Cruelty Act, 1960 to permit Jallikattu.

During the course of the hearing, Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Tamil Nadu . . .

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