‘Jallikattu’ ban: Ravichandran Ashwin says ‘don’t spread hatred’

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New Delhi | Updated: January 9, 2017 3:47:50 PM

As per reports, more than 5000 ‘Jallikattu’ supporters gathered at Chennai's Marina beach, seeking permission for holding Jallikattu, against which the Supreme Court upheld a ban last year.

ravichandran ashwin, jallikattu, jallikattu r ashwin, r ashwiin jallikattu ban, jalikattu ban ravichandran ashwin, ashwin jallikattuAs per reports, more than 5000 ‘Jallikattu’ supporters gathered at Chennai’s Marina beach, seeking permission for holding Jallikattu, against which the Supreme Court upheld a ban last year.(PTI)

Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin has made a special appeal to people who are protesting against ban on Jallikattu. “Please don’t spread hatred over anyone about this issue, there is nothing that cannot be solved through dialogue,” he said. On Monday, he has asked for ‘more information’ on Jallikattu. “Ok now, can someone give me more information on the Jallikattu?” he has Tweeted.

Scores of people took to the streets in Chennai on Sunday protesting the ban on bull-taming sport ‘Jallikattu’, coinciding with the Tamil harvest festival of Pongal, a week away.

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As per reports, more than 5000 ‘Jallikattu’ supporters gathered at Chennai’s Marina beach, seeking permission for holding Jallikattu, against which the Supreme Court upheld a ban last year.

The protestors upheld banners and posters and raised slogans against PETA, demanding government to act on their demands.“We don’t do anything to make the bull aggressive, it is their nature,” one of the protestors told ANI. Apart from this, young volunteers – mostly college students – observed a day-long fast seeking urgent measures to address the farmers’ problems in the state following drought in many districts.

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Citing animal welfare issues, Supreme Court had banned the bull tamming sport in 2014. Later in 2016, state government passed an order reversing the ban. However, the apex court once  dismissed the plea of the state government seeking review of its 2014 judgement.

 

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