Jallikattu goes to Constitution bench
February 02, 2018  12:31
The Supreme Court today referred matters related to the bull-taming sport Jallikattu to a Constitution bench.   

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R F Nariman framed five questions to be adjudicated on by the Constitution bench.   

"We have formulated five questions for the Constitution bench," Justice Nariman said while pronouncing the order.   

The apex court had said on December 12 last year that it would refer to a five-judge Constitution bench a batch of pleas challenging Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra laws allowing Jallikattu and bullock cart races.   

The court, while reserving its order, had said the larger bench would decide whether states have the "legislative competence" to make such laws on grounds, including that 'Jallikattu' and bullock cart racing fell under the cultural rights enshrined under Article 29(1) and can be protected constitutionally.
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