1. Jallikattu: DMK’s Stalin, Kanimozhi defy Supreme Court, protests leave Tamil Nadu in chaos

Jallikattu: DMK’s Stalin, Kanimozhi defy Supreme Court, protests leave Tamil Nadu in chaos

Tamil Nadu has erupted into chaos following the Supreme Court's decision of dismissing the judgement delivery on the bull taming sport of Jallikattu before Pongal, in the state.

By: | Updated: January 13, 2017 4:01 PM
jallikattu, jallikattu protest, dmk protest, jallikattu madirrai, tamil nadu protests, sc ban jalliattu, jhallikattu bull fight While most organisers have gone to say that they would be organising the sport despite the SC ban, few others have already organised Jallikattu in various regions across the state. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu has erupted into chaos following the Supreme Court’s decision of dismissing the judgement delivery on the bull taming sport of Jallikattu before Pongal, in the state. The decision has been followed with mass protests. While most organisers have gone to say that they would be organising the sport despite the SC ban, few others have already organised it in various regions across the state. According to reports, the DMK along with leaders M K Stalin and Kanimozi were among the few who were openly supporting the barbaric sport.

Meanwhile, Jallikattu was celebrated with 22 bulls in the city of Madurai where no arrests have been reported yet. M K Stalin, who was speaking to the crowd protesting to lift the ban on Jallikattu said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should pass an ordinance to lift the ban on the festival. This statement comes despite the Supreme Court ruling that centre must not interfere since the matter was sub judice in the top court. However, Stalin seemed adamant in his demand and requested PM Modi to intervene in the matter.

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The heated topic of the sport started when film star Kamal Haasan, speaking at India Today conclave said that he was a big fan of the sport and claimed that it did not hurt the bulls involved. Haasan said that unlike Spain’s bull fighting Jallikattu did not hurt the bulls as they had a cultural significance and treated as gods and family members in the Tamil society. Haasan further said that the people who opposed the sport must also stop eating biriyani. Earlier, in November when the SC had put a ban on the sport, the apex court had said that it could not simply allow “Roman-gladiator-type sports in India”. The court had added that prima facie Jallikattu involves cruelty against animals.

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    Kamal
    Jan 13, 2017 at 6:50 am
    This is not a barbaric sport.
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    joe
    Jan 13, 2017 at 6:20 am
    Milking cows is cruel as you have to separate the calf from its mother. Controlling horses is cruel as you put a bridle with a bit in the horse's mouth. So Jallikattu in a similar manner may be allowed to conducted.
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    suku
    Jan 13, 2017 at 7:47 am
    Yes....its a pride and prestige of tamil culture from thousands of years.....people who are being financed internationally to stop this wonderful game are only to be banned.....
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    suku
    Jan 13, 2017 at 7:50 am
    no...not true...the rule of the game clearly prevent pulling of its tail...when it was organised two years in the supervision of DC no such things hav occurred. you would not believe no bull ever got killed in my memory
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    Indian
    Jan 13, 2017 at 7:17 am
    Kamal Haasan may be supporting Jallikattu for political reasons. It is horryfying to see bulls pulled by the tail by two/three persons. What will be the condition of the bull? Will it not feel the pain of this torture. I addition bulls are fed country liquor and chilli powder thrown in the eyes. What will a person feel if he is dragged around by the ears or legs all over the ground just like the bulls. Such a treatment is what Kamal Haasan deserves
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    Truth Hurts
    Jan 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm
    SC should follow the consution not their hearts. Please! give some value to the consution
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    Truth Hurts
    Jan 13, 2017 at 10:21 pm
    SC should keep some respect in tact and stay out of silly fights. Why don't they get it in their heads that it is not their freaking job to make laws? They should read consution seriously.
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    Truth Hurts
    Jan 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm
    The judges/SC should follow consution if they want to keep their respect. They are not legislature.
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