MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court dismissed on Friday a petition seeking to stay the Avaniyapuram jallikattu which is scheduled on January 14, after the jallikattu festival committee informed the court that members of all communities can participate in the event.
Selvam from Avaniyapuram alleged in his petition seeking to stay the jallikattu at Avaniyapuram, on the ground that equal representation was not given to all communities in organising the event. This, he said, was reflected in the invitation printed for the event.
When the case came up for hearing before a division bench comprising Justices M Sathyanarayanan and R Hemalatha today, the advocate appearing for the festival committee clarified that announcement for the event had been made 30 days before and all arrangements had been made for the event.
Members of all communities could participate in the event, he said. After recording the submission, the court dismissed the petition.