The Supreme Court on Thursday said it'd hear on November 22 a batch of pleas challenging state and Maharashtra laws allowing bull-taming sport 'Jallikattu' and bullock cart races. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice K M Joseph was told by senior advocate Anand Grover, appearing for the petitioners, that the amendments with regard to Jallikattu are unconstitutional.
The bench composed of Justices Ajay Rastogi, Aniruddha Bose, Hrishikesh Roy and C T Ravikumar, said it'd take up the matter in November.
The top court had earlier said that the petitions challenging the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 2017, needed to be decided by a bigger bench since they involved substantial questions regarding interpretation of the Constitution.
The bench framed five inquiries to be adjudicated upon by the larger bench.