Mumbai, April 6: Bill legalising bullock cart races on Thursday was passed in Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha. Earlier, it was planned that such bill which allows resumption of bullock cart racing would be introduced, and this decision of introducing the bill was taken last month in the weekly cabinet meeting.Also Read - Maharashtra Board Classes 10, 12 Supplementary Result To Be Released on October 20 | Check Time Here
Regarding this, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister Mahadeo Jankar went through the whole issue and then submitted his report. Earlier, the Supreme Court had banned the bullock cart races completely which had created an uproar in Tamil Nadu. Later, Jallikattu, the traditional bull-taming sport was legalised in Tamil Nadu through an ordinance following an agitation though the apex court had banned it, demand for a similar measure for bullock cart races in Maharashtra was made. Also Read - Maharashtra SET Answer Keys 2021 Released: Here’s How to Download it on setexam.unipune.ac.in
As per Asian Age, to make the sport legal the demand had come from people and leaders from rural areas and also pressure was being made on the government. The bullock cart racing is a tradition in the Maharashtra state and had started some 300 years ago. Also Read - Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2021: Mumbai Police Issues SOPs For Eid-e-Milad, All Processions Except 1 Prohibited. Full Guidelines
Shiv Sena MP Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil was in favour of the uplift of the ban and had urged to make it legal as it is associated with the emotions of people. JP MLA Mahesh Landge from Bhosari didn’t seem to be in favour of this sport and had urged to not to uplift ban on it.