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Ordinance on Jallikattu won’t resolve problem, need permanent solution: Congress

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader and senior advocate Salman Khurshid on Saturday asserted that the current ordinance on the bull-taming festival of Jallikattu to be held in Tamil Nadu will not resolve the problem, and emphasized on the need for a permanent solution on the same.

“At present, given the nature of the emotional upheaval that had happened in Tamil Nadu, this matter could still go to the Supreme Court and we could get an adverse decision from the Supreme Court for those who’re agitation against decision,” Khurshid told ANI.

Khurshid further said that some sort of statesmanship is required from both the state and the central level and people with diverse opinion can be brought together to find permanent and lasting solution on the same.

With Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao approving the ordinance by the state government allowing Jallikattu to be held today, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will be inaugurating the sport at Alanganallur in Madurai tomorrow.

Other ministers of the state will also inaugurate the traditional bull-taming sport in their respective districts.

The Bill to replace today’s ordinance passed by the Governor on Jallikattu, will be tabled in the State Assembly when the first assembly session begins on January 23.

Panneerselvam informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the ordinance promulgated by the state government and said that Jallikattu is to be conducted with customary fervor with all necessary safeguards.

From the past five days, Chennai’s Marina Beach has been thronged by massive crowd demanding to lift the ban of the traditional sport.

The Tamil Nadu Government had earlier sent an ordinance on Jallikattu to the Home Ministry, which was passed by the Centre yesterday.

The ordinance was later sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent. (ANI)