The Supreme Court, however, imposed a condition that all safety measures will be enforced. Bulls will not be subjected to cruelty and organisers will have to ensure that nobody is killed during the fight.
Several NGOs for protection of animals have sought a blanket ban on the annual function as bulls are given barrack (alcohol) and then chillies are thrown in their eyes. They run here and there when in great pain which is a worst type of cruelty in which includes a large number of hapless animals every year in Tamil Nadu.
A bench headed by Justice R V Ravindran also directed that bulls participating in jallikattu must be registered with animal welfare board.