Chennai: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, who has always opposed allowing the popular bull-taming sport Jallikattu, on Tuesday said people should respect the ban on the sport by the Supreme Court.
Villagers try to tame a bull during the Jallikattu festival. Reuters
"Most of them are against the sport (Jallikattu). The question is, it is not for me to say, it is not for BJP to say, it is not for anybody to say. The Supreme Court has ruled and we must, in this country, listen to the apex court," she told reporters on the sidelines of an event.
Though the Centre in January this year lifted the ban on Jallikattu, the apex court has stayed the notification. The Union Women and Child Development Minister has always advocated a ban on the sport. Gandhi-led People For Animals (PFA) had strongly condemned the lifting of ban on Jallikattu, saying it was against the ideology of the BJP-led government which believes in saving cows.