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  1. Jallikattu row: PETA issues statement, hopes bloodsports will end worldwide one day

Jallikattu row: PETA issues statement, hopes bloodsports will end worldwide one day

As the row over Jallikattu seems to be partially over for the time being as the Tamil Governor Vidyasagar Rao gave his concurrence for the emergency ordinance to hold Jallikattu sport in the state, the PETA has issued a statement

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 21, 2017 9:49 PM
Massive crowd at Chennai's Marina Beach, people continue to gather in support of the bull taming sport Jallikattu. (ANI) Massive crowd at Chennai’s Marina Beach, people continue to gather in support of the bull taming sport Jallikattu. (ANI)

As the row over Jallikattu seems to be partially over for the time being as the Tamil Governor Vidyasagar Rao gave his concurrence for the emergency ordinance to hold Jallikattu sport in the state, the PETA has issued a statement saying that it continued to hope that one day all bloodsports will be relegated worldwide to history books, even if that day was not today. It also said that as the judgement is still pending in the Supreme Court, the issue continued to be subjudice, adding that cruelty to animals, children, elderly, and so on, is morally repugnant.

Earlier in the day, Vidyasagar Rao gave his clearance Jallikattu ordinance. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is scheduled to inaugurate Jallikattu at Alanganallur tomorrow morning at 10 AM. While the bill to replace Ordinance will be tabled in state assembly on January 23. AIADMK chief Sasikala Natrajan also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support for the ordinance.

Senior AIADMK leader M Thambidurai had earlier said that ordinance allowing bull-taming sport Jallikattu will come into effect by evening. Thambidurai, speaking to media after meeting President Pranab Mukherjee, said the assent over ordinance is still awaited.

“We strongly believe by today evening the ordinance on Jallikattu will come into effect,” Thambidurai said. He said that Ex-TN Chief Minister Lt Jayalalithaa had many times raked the issue, however, it was turned down by Centre. “Issue of Jallikattu was in concurrent list & therefore late Amma stressed the need to solve it but Centre omitted our request,” he added.

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He also slammed opposition DMK of inactivity in the issue. “DMK was in power for a long time, why didn’t they take this matter up, they’ve failed in this, which is why we’re at this juncture,” he said. Slamming centre, he said that party lawmakers were not given appointment over the issue. “In last 1 year our MPs came a number of times to seek appointment of PM but couldn’t get one, disappointing,” Thambidurai said.

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    joe
    Jan 21, 2017 at 4:37 pm
    India is a land of strange contrasts. On the one hand we have Jain monks walking around stark naked and every one accepts it even the highest authority in this land approves it, a jain named Tarun something even addressed a state embly session stark naked and on the other we have these guys saying our Tamil culture should not have barbaric sports like Jallikattu. Which is more savage, walking around naked in front of civilized society or taming a bull? Please remember that without bull tamers civilization would not have occurred as these are the men who made agriculture and dairy farming possible. If you do not want civilization renounce the world and clothes you are free to do so like Mahaveera but please go settle in some forest where there are animals only for company and not human beings. Tell me I am not a Jain monk, but if I walk around like them will the police not arrest me and throw me into jail? Why one set of rules for Jain monks and another set for others? Is not our consutional above religion?
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      S.K.Gupta
      Jan 22, 2017 at 5:44 am
      A living example of the dirty politics. The PM Modi must be eying the possible hobnobbing with AIADMK in near future. Had the BJP govt done the same if any such request was made by AAP's govt in Delhi? Any guesses, please.
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