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Legal experts divided on SC holding jallikattu order

  • Some legal experts call it an “unprecedented and unofficial stay of the delivery of judgment”, while retired judges term it a mere “practicality” in the light of talks that an ordinance may be issued, taking into consideration the wide public opinion in favour of bringing jallikattu back.
  • Some point out that new ordinance, apparently to re-introduce jallikattu, would again be an executive measure to circumvent the SC ban on jallikattu, condemned as an “inherent act of cruelty” by a detailed judgment in 2014.
  • A plea for the review of the 2014 judgment was again dismissed by the Supreme Court in 2016, two years after the original verdict.