Malabar Hill- The Maharashtra government is keen to lift the ban on bullock cart racing which was imposed in July 2011.
This decision is being taken after the Tamil Nadu government approved the sport of ‘Jallikattu’ that has sparked reactions all across the country. The Bailgadi Sanghtana met chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Republic Day asking for lifting of the ban. The CM told the delegation that a decision would be taken after the local body elections.
“We will be protesting against PETA on 29 January 2017, and will ask for a ban on PETA as well,” said Balasaheb Aarude, Bailgaadi Sanghatna. PETA had demanded a ban on bullock cart racing after learning that bullocks were subject to cruelty and torture. The central government brought in the ban in July 2011. “We are trying our best to restart the bullock cart racing. Now we aren’t doing anything because of the code of conduct. Once it is over, we will rethink about lifting the ban,” said Raosaheb Danve, BJP state president.