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Jallikattu Can't Be Allowed Only Because It's Centuries Old, Says SC
The Supreme Court on Tuesday set August 30 as the final hearing date to decide on the constitutionality of Jallikattu- The controversial bull fighting sport.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set August 30 as the final hearing date to decide on the constitutionality of Jallikattu- The controversial bull fighting sport.

However, countering Tamil Nadu’s portrayal of jallikattu as an “age-old tradition” practised far and wide in the State, the apex court asked”By this logic should courts allow child marriage, which too was a part of custom for centuries. The mere presence of tradition can’t justify practices.”

Earlier, in May 2014, the Supreme Court already banned Jallikattu once, leading to massive protests in the state.

At the time the apex court said bulls could not be used as performing animals, either for Jallikattu or for bullock-cart races.

However, in January, the Centre allowed the ‘sport’ in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

Days after the Centre allowed it, in January, the Supreme Court put Jallikattu on hold.