Paving the way for bullock cart race – Kesari IG News

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has given the final verdict on the bullock cart race. The way for the bullock cart race has been cleared. The Supreme Court has given the final verdict that there is no ban on the bullock cart race. At this time, the results of the Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu and the bullock cart race in Maharashtra were read together.

In December 2021, the Supreme Court lifted the ban on bullock cart racing in Maharashtra. Rural Maharashtra got a big relief with this decision.
But then a petition was filed challenging the relevant law. A hearing was held in the Supreme Court and the court heard all the sides.

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the validity of the Tamil Nadu government’s law allowing traditional Jallikattu in the state, a bench said.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice KM Joseph said, “We will not interfere with the decision of the legislature and the legislature has expressed the view that it is part of the cultural heritage of the state. The preamble declares it as part of the culture and heritage of Tamil Nadu,” the bar and bench said.

Delivering the judgement, Justice Anirudh Bose said, “Even if the court proceeded on the basis that the legislature was competent to decide whether or not traditions relating to animals could be permitted by law, such traditions could not be permitted if they contravened any penal law.” .

In 2011, the Bombay High Court banned the bullock cart race. On 20 April 2012, the state government issued a circular banning bullock cart racing in the state. On 16 December 2021, Justice Khanwilkar, Justice Ravikumar, Justice Maheshwari lifted the ban on bullock cart racing with terms and conditions.