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The state-wide protest demanding lifting curbs on conducting jallikattu

entered fourth day and the crowd just continued to swell.


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam's assurance that the bulltaming event will be conducted in a couple of days evoked mixed
reactions from the protesters. While welcoming his statement, the
protesters refused to give up until the event is conducted.
Chennai's Marina Beach, Madurai's Tamukkam grounds, Coimbatore's
Anna Nagar link road and VOC grounds, and Alanganallur, the hotbed of
the movement continued to witness surge in protesters.
The DMK's rail roko protest and traders dawn-to-dusk shutdown affected
the normal life. But the protesting youngsters continued to stay away from
politicians.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court agreed to the Centre's suggestion to pause
the delivery of its judgment on the validity of the government's January 7,
2016 notification allowing Jallikattu for at least a week till the Centre and
Tamil Nadu government resume talks to resolve the impasse amidst public
volatility.
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DRAFT ORDINANCE SENT TO STATE GOVT.

Following up on Prime Minister Narendra Modis assurance to the Tamil


Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, the Ministries of Home, Law and
Environment vetted the states draft ordinance and cleared the amendment
that will denotify the bull from the list of performing animals.
This will ensure that provisions of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
will not apply to the bull.
The ordinance has been forwarded to the state government, a Home
Ministry spokesman said. It has been sent without the need of referring it
to the President of India.
HOME MINISTRY CLEARS DRAFT ORDINANCE

Tamil Nadu can now promulgate the Ordinance on jallikattu, it will not go
to the President of India for his assent, says MHA. Central government
clears draft Ordinance on Ordinance on jalliakttu to allow Tamil Nadu
govt to promulgate it, says Home Ministry
ONE STEP CLOSER TO ORDINANCE

The proposed ordinance that would pave way to conduct jallikattu has
been cleared by Union Environment, Culture and Law Ministries.
"After consulting AG Mukul Rohatgi, Law Ministry forwards Tamil Nadu
Govt's Ordinance on Jallikattu to President Pranab Mukherjee,"
AIADMK's official handle tweeted.
Concurrently, the Tamil Nadu government will also pass the ordinance and
send to to Governor's approval.
SOLI SORABJEE ON PROPOSED JALLIKATTU ORDINANCE

PTI reports
Tamil Nadu governments announcement that it would issue an ordinance
to ensure the conduct of Jallikattu sport drew a sharp reaction from
eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee who said such a move could be
constitutionally invalid.
The central government wants to consult the state government and sort it
(the issue of Jallikattu) out. Very good. But to run an ordinance in these
circumstances is out of the question. It will not be warranted at all, the
former Attorney General told some television channels.
He also said that an ordinance was issued when there were circumstances
of pressing nature which required immediate action.
I dont think an ordinance will be constitutionally valid also, but in any
case lets wait and see what happens, he said.