The Supreme Court allowed the renewal of bull cart races in the state of Maharashtra. This resumption began after four years on the terms and conditions listed in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 2017. The renewal of bull cart races had come to notice by the bench consisting of Justices A.M.Khanwilkar, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, and Justice C.T. Ravikumar while hearing an interim application filed in the year 2018 which challenged the Bombay High Court to stay against the demeanour of bullock cart races in the state.
The government of Maharashtra appealed to the top court to lift the ban on bull races. The state further added that the Supreme court should allow them to resume the bull races just like they granted permission to the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi said that the ban should be called off so that the state conduct races following the 2017 rules. The Bombay High Court had postponed the execution of rules by which the state wanted to conduct bullock cart races under strict rules.
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