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SC trashes Jallikattu plea again: Violent Protests erupt in parts of Tamil Nadu, Police lathicharges

January,12,2017:

Jallikattu Game
Jallikattu Game

Jallikattu is our tradition, SC cannot ban it say protesters.

On Thursday, protests erupted across Tamil Nadu after Supreme Court decided against passing an order on permitting bull-taming sport Jallikattu before January 14, when the four-day Tamil harvest festival of Pongal is slated to begin.

Students’ protest in Madurai turned violent when the Police resorted to lathi-charge in an attempt to disperse them.

The agitators however maintained that it was a peaceful protest, and they were on their way to Collector’s Office to submit a letter in support of the Jallikattu when Police stopped them.

 

Jallikattu, is a traditional bull-taming sport played predominantly in the Madurai and its surrounding district and is a customary sight during the three-day Pongal celebrations. The Supreme Court had banned the event in 2014, stating that it amounted to cruelty to the animals.

Earlier on Thursday, Apex Court rejected a petition seeking an order on the Jallikattu before start of Pongal festivities on January 14, saying that it was “unfair to ask Bench to pass an order”.

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12.1.2016- Supreme Court tames Modi’s Jallikattu Bulls once again, Notification stayed

9.1.2016- Supreme Court Ban on Jallikattu nullified by Modi Govt. with eye on Elections, Read Notification here

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