Massive protest in favour of Jallikattu in Madurai

Ever since the ban order people have been demanding the central government take necessary legal steps to conduct the sport.

By: IANS | Chennai | Updated: January 18, 2017 3:10 pm
Jallikattu, Jallikattu ban, Jallikattu festival, Jallikattu protest, Madurai jallikattu protest, Supreme Court on Jallikattu, Indian bull festival, indian express news Jallikattu ban: People of Madurai’s Alanganallur town protesting the ban against Jallikattu, an ancient bull-taming sport (Source: File)

Thousands of people on Monday took to the streets in Madurai’s Alanganallur town in Tamil Nadu protesting a ban against Jallikattu, the ancient and popular bull-taming sport. The protestors including men and women, have assembled in the town well known for conducting Jallikattu.

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A large contingent of police personnel have been deployed at the venue to prevent any untoward incidents. In Jallikattu, a bull vaulter is expected to hang on to the bull’s hump for a stipulated distance or hold on to the hump for a minimum of three jumps made by the bull.

The Supreme Court in May 2014 banned the conduct of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. The court also held that bulls cannot be used as performing animals either for Jallikattu events or for bullock cart races in the Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country. Ever since the ban order people have been demanding the central government take necessary legal steps to conduct the sport.

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  1. P
    Jan 16, 2017 at 8:21 am
    India made with acceptance of multi culture,language and religion. Tamil is not just unique but also mother for south Indians.for being Unique this racist nation has been continuously trying to destroy us. Tamil fisherman rights sold to srilanka, now our fisherman are in srilanka jail. methane project, gali project, nuclear power plant everything in agricultural land but will not provide water even if court says.never forget protest against hindi imposition with cost of Tamil lives. now Jallikattu since we are special and unique this gov deplo policemen from other states to beat out of us. even in british rule our tradition was protected. we are told lies to attain freedom and now are back stabbed. Time for Tamilnadu is to fight for its freedom
  2. P
    Jan 16, 2017 at 7:43 am
    law is by the people, for the people and to the people, but which people of India. satyagraha lead by hi is also against the law on nation according to british. he is called national father. if we protest Indian politicans call us 'poruki'. thank you
  3. T
    Tamilmani Marichetty
    Jan 16, 2017 at 6:03 am
    The Game is dangerous for the partints only... Not for the Bull... Government may prescribe protective dress to the partints and permit the Game... Such sports issues need not be a cause for Wastage of valid time of the Nation...
  4. R
    Jan 16, 2017 at 5:22 pm
    Please refrain from funding PETA which has no rights to talk on jallikattu? Which mafia is behind you PETA? Instead of spending crores on courts and lawyers, why don't you spend on poor farmers who commit suicide on daily basis and work for their welfare! What motivates you to spend crores on inconsequential matters like jallikattu. Something is really fishy!