Jallikattu to be organised in Tamil Nadu village tomorrow

By: | Published: February 9, 2017 10:37 PM

The bull taming sport Jallikattu is to be organised in Tamil Nadu's Alanganallur village tomorrow. The Madurai district collector visited the site to review the arrangements earlier in the day.

Jallikattu event to be organised in Alanganallur tomorrow. (ANI)Jallikattu event to be organised in Alanganallur tomorrow. (ANI)

The bull taming sport Jallikattu is to be organised in Tamil Nadu’s Alanganallur village tomorrow. The Madurai district collector visited the site to review the arrangements earlier in the day. Meanwhile as many as 49 people were injured during the event which was organised in Palamedu district today.

Last month, the Centre had cleared the Jallikattu ordinance which was first proposed by the Tamil Nadu government of Chief Minister O Panneerselvam. The Law Ministry took the decision to clear the ordinance.

Both the state government of Tamil Nadu and the Centre worked to bring the much awaited ordinance so that the state could be relieved of the standstill that has been brought by the general strike by thousands across the state and at the Marina beach.

The draft of the ordinance was prepared by the government, cleared by the law ministry and has already been sent for the presidential assent. As soon as President gives his consent the governor of Tamil Nadu will publish.

“After getting the assent of President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow, an ordinance will be promulgated by our Governor to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,” he said on his arrival in Chennai. He said legal steps would be taken to remove “all obstacles” in the way of holding the sport.

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The bull taming sport had received an overwhelming support from celebrities from the south Indian diaspora wherein superstar Rajinikanth, Kamal Hasan, actors Ajit Kumar, Surya, Siva Karthikeyan besides actress Trisha, who had faced flak from the pro-Jallikattu groups for her perceived opposition to the sport by reportedly being associated with PETA, joined the silent protest.

The sport is banned by the Supreme court.

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