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Jallikattu: Two killed, 30 injured during festival in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai

In 2014, the Supreme Court banned the sport citing animal cruelty and safety issues. The Tamil Nadu government lifted the ban in 2017.

Is Jallikattu cultural right: Constitution bench to decide

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R F Nariman on Friday referred a petition challenging the Centre’s January 7, 2016 notification and the January 2017 Tamil Nadu amendment to The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act allowing the bull-taming sport.


SC refers pleas against Jallikattu to Constitution bench

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R F Nariman framed five questions to be adjudicated on by the Constitution bench. Jallikattu, also known Eruthazhuvuthal, is a bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as part of the Pongal harvest festival.

First ever 'Jallikattu' held in Coimbatore

During 'pooja' done for setting up the 'vadivasal' (the entrance through which the bulls are let into the playing arena) last week, Velumani had termed it a 'historic event' as it would be first time the traditional sport was being held at Coimbatore.

Tamil Nadu: One killed in Jallikattu, two gored to death in other bull-taming sport 

The sport, synonymous with Pongal festivities in this region, returned in its full traditional gaiety during the festive period after a gap of three seasons, last year.

Jallikattu: 19-year-old spectator gored by bull in Madurai event

Jallikattu 2018: The top court, which refused to put a stay on the practice had reprimanded the state government for failing to maintain the law and order situation during recent protests in the state.


Supreme Court reserves order on Jallikattu, bullock cart racing

The CJI said the petitions raised three important questions. First, whether it can be a cultural right — and whether the Constitution recognises such cultural rights.

SC issues notice to Tamil Nadu on PETA's plea on Jallikattu

Jallikattu, also known Eruthazhuvuthal, is a bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as part of the Pongal harvest festival.

View From The Right: The Indian way

The cover story in Organiser, ‘Beyond Beef’, comments on the ongoing controversy over the proposed ban on the trading of cattle and buffaloes for slaughter.

Jallikattu protests: What is the uproar in Tamil Nadu all about?

Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam met PM Narendra Modi to seek ordinance on Jallikattu ban allowing the bull-taming sport to take place during Pongal.

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Jallikattu: The bull-taming festival takes place in Tamil Nadu

Jallikattu is a traditional harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu in which participants attempt to tame a bull. One such event was held at Palamedu in Madurai. It is one of the three prominent Jallikattu events in the state besides Alanganallur and Avaniyapuram.

Jallikattu: Everything you need to know about the controversial sport, and more

Jallikattu verdict: The Supreme Court will hear appeals against the Centre’s decision to allow the sport on Pongal in Tamil Nadu.


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Centre Seeks To Withdraw January 16 Notification On Jallikattu Days Before Supreme Court Judgment

Days before the Supreme Court was set to deliver its judgment on the Centre’s January 2016 notification on Jallikattu, the Centre informed the apex court that it now seeks to withdraw it in view of the Tamil Nadu Assembly passing a law, allowing the smooth conduct of the bull-taming sport. Earlier, the Centre requested the […]

Animal Welfare Board Moves Supreme Court Challenging Tamil Nadu Government's Jallikattu Bill

The Animal Welfare Board of India has moved the Supreme Court challenging the new Act allowing the traditional sport of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. The court has listed the matter for January 30 along with the Centre’s plea for withdrawing the 2016 notification allowing Jallikattu.


Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam Assures Protesters, Says Jallikattu Likely In 2 Days

As the protests against the ban on Jallikattu escalated across Tamil Nadu on Thursday, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Capital, declared that his government would “take steps with the backing of the Centre” to hold the traditional bull-taming sport. While the state government sought an ordinance “to remove the […]

Jallikattu Row Intensifies, Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam Wants Presidential Ordinance

Amid massive Jallikattu protests, Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to seek an ordinance allowing the sport. “Tomorrow morning I will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urge him to promulgate an ordinance to conduct jallikattu. Hence, I appeal to all protesters to give up their agitations,” the […]

Protests Intensify In Tamil Nadu Against Ban On Jallikattu

Massive protests erupted against the Jallikattu ban on Tuesday morning continued across Tamil Nadu on Wednesday with thousands of people joining in Madurai, Chennai, Salem and Coimbatore. The protests that started in Madurai a day after Pongal festival spread to other parts of Tamil Nadu after police arrested over 200 protesters there on Tuesday morning.

Despite SC Ban Villagers Organise Jallikattu In Alanganallur

Villagers in Alanganallur town organised and participated in the bull-taming sport of Jallikattu to mark their protest against the Supreme Court’s decision to ban the sport. The villagers also raised slogans and banners against the ban imposed on the sport.


Jallikattu Organisers Defiant, Say They Will Organise Sport Despite Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court on Thursday shot down a plea for delivering its judgment on bull-taming sport Jallikattu before the harvest festival of Pongal in Tamil Nadu on Saturday. This was followed by protests across Tamil Nadu, with some organisers saying they will organise the sport despite the apex court ruling. A bench led by Justice […]

SC Turns Down Plea To Revisit Jallikattu Ban Before Pongal

The Supreme Court turned down a plea seeking its intervention in passing a judgment on Jallikattu before Saturday, news agency ANI reported. Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport practiced during the Tamil festival of Pongal. The apex court said while the draft of the judgment has been prepared, it is not possible to deliver a verdict […]

Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam, Actor Kamal Haasan In Favour Of Lifting Jallikattu Ban

After South Indian superstar Kamal Haasan made a statement in favour of lifting the ban on bull sport Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam has written to PM Modi urging him to consider promulgating an ordinance to resume Jallikattu on Pongal this year. The bull-fighting sport had been banned by the Supreme Court in May […]

Centre Lifts Ban On Bull Taming Sport: What It Means

The Centre has issued a notification to allow the banned bull taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu this year by altering a Ministry of Environment notification in 2011. In effect, the latest notification from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change dated January 7 exempted the sport from performances for which the bulls should […]