The court also struck down a 2011 Tamil Nadu law regulating the conduct of Jallikattu. The law provided for conducting Jallikattu from January to May in various places in Tamil Nadu to ensure the protection of not only the participants but also of the spectators.

The law was enacted in the wake of a large number of deaths and injuries that took place during the sport. The ban order came as the apex court allowed an appeal by the Animal Welfare Board of India challenging a Madras High Court verdict.


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