Mattu-pongal & Jallikattu : -1. Ban Jallikattu : A mindless sport, Animal torture and cruelty to animals. 2. Mattu-pongal : Hypocrisy, as once the use of the animal is exhausted sell to the butchers.
Sub : Mattu-pongal & Jallikattu :-
1. Ban Jallikattu : A mindless sport, Animal torture and cruelty to animals.
2. Mattu-pongal : Hypocrisy, as once the use of the animal is exhausted sell to the butchers.
Ref : Media reports : Supreme court decision
After Centre allowed Jallikattu, Supreme Court stops it, Jayalalithaa asks Modi for ordinance
The bench said that in view of contentions raised, there has to be an interim order staying ‘Jallikattu’ till the points of law are decided by the apex court.
By a judgement in May 2014, the top court had prohibited the use of bulls in ‘Jallikattu’ festivals, holding this practice to be an offence under the law.
Questioning the “necessity of such festivals”, the Supreme Court Tuesday restrained the Tamil Nadu government from conducting its traditional bull-taming sport Jallikattu, and stayed the Centre’s notification lifting the ban on it.
“What is the necessity of such festivals… like Jallikattu? There was no festival for four years… as an interim measure, we direct that there shall be stay of notification dated January 7, 2016 issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, until further orders,” a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and N V Ramana said.
Agreeing with animal rights groups on the necessity to issue an urgent order, the court imposed the interim stay until March 15 which, apart from Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, will also prohibit bullock cart races in states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, Kerala and Gujarat during this period.
Explained: In Jallikattu, questions of tradition and cruelty to animals
The Supreme Court will hear appeals against the Centre’s decision to allow Jallikattu on Pongal in Tamil Nadu. The Indian Express explains the issues involved the case.
Why is the Supreme Court hearing a petition on Jallikattu, the traditional bull-taming sport of Tamil Nadu?
Modifying its 2011 order that included bulls in a list of animals that “shall not be exhibited or trained as performing animal”, the Environment Ministry last week issued a notification saying Jallikattu, a sport traditionally played in Tamil Nadu during Pongal celebrations, can be held this year.
The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and some others on Monday moved the Supreme Court, seeking urgent hearing of appeals against the Centre’s order. The court will hear the petitions on Tuesday. The harvest festival of Pongal will be celebrated from Friday to Sunday.
But hasn’t the Supreme Court already banned Jallikattu and bullock-cart races on grounds of cruelty to animals?
Yes. In May 2014, the court said “bulls cannot be allowed as performing animals, either for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races in the state of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country.” The Centre’s notification last week sought to overturn the SC ban.
The SC order also identified “the five freedoms” of animals, including freedom from hunger, thirst and malnutrition, freedom from fear and distress, freedom from physical and thermal discomfort, freedom from pain, injury and disease, and freedom to express normal patterns of behaviour. It asked Parliament to “elevate rights of animals to that of constitutional rights, as done by many of the countries around the world, so as to protect their dignity and honour”.
Back in 1991, the Environment Ministry had banned the training and exhibition of bears, monkeys, tigers, panthers and dogs. The notification was challenged by the Indian Circus Organisation before the Delhi High Court, and after prolonged litigation, the legality of the notification was upheld. The ministry issued a fresh notification in 2011, which specifically included “bulls”, paving the way for the Jallikattu ban. The May 2014 order upheld the 2011 notification.
1. Maatu Pongal :
Mattu Pongal is celebrated the day after Thai Pongal. Tamils regard cattle as sources of wealth for providing dairy products, fertilizer, and labor for plowing and transportation. On Maatu Pongal, cattle are recognized and afforded affection. Features of the day include games such as the Jallikkattu and taming wild bull.
Kanu Pidi is a tradition for women and young girls. During Kanu Pidi women feed birds and pray for their brothers' well being. As part of the "Kaka pidi, Kanu pidi" feast women and girls place a feast of colored rice, cooked vegetables, banana and sweet pongal on ginger or turmeric leaves for crows to share and enjoy. During this time women offer prayers in the hope that brother-sister ties remain forever strong as they do in a crow family.
On this day celebrants bathe and decorate their cattle with garlands. Cows are decorated with manjalthanni (turmeric water) and oil. Shikakai apply kungumam (kumkum) to their foreheads, paint their horns, and feed them a mixture of venn pongal, jaggery, honey, banana and other fruits. In the evening people pray to Lord Ganesh. One ritual is to light a torch of coconut leaves and carry it around cattle three times and then run to the border of the village to drop it. This is believed to remove the evil influences caused by the jealousy of other people over the cattle.
2. The Last days of these poor cattle :
Sold for meat to near by state Kerala.
The state of these poor creatures- look....
3. Our Father of Nation : Love & care for cattle and ,
Sri Ramana Maharishi love and care for animals -Supreme....and well known.
After taking advantage for man's selfish needs, thereafter discarding them to their fate, could not be forgiven.
My view points
1. Though the intention of Maatu-pongal is good,
2. Discarding the animals to their fate shows the disrespect of Maatu-pongal,
3. Selling them to butchers for financial benefits, shows the disregard of pujas done to animals on Maatu-pongal,
4. Jallikattu is total torture of animals,
5. World over all cruel games involving animals are stopped including Spain ( famous for bull fights )
6. Jayalaltha is playing politics here, as election in Tamil nadu is near
7. Again other political parties too,
8. It is too bad centre acknowledging this violent stupidity,
9. Bharatham is not following rules and the law is broken, at will, by all,
10. This stupid style of functioning must be stopped, if we want to progress.
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