Jallikattu, the traditional bull-taming sport of Tamil Nadu will be organised in Madurai’s Alanganallur town on Friday. As many as 1000 bulls and 1500 bull tamers are expected to participate in the sport.

The Madurai District collector visited the site early morning to review the security arrangements.

At least 49 people were injured during the Jallikattu event that was organised in Madurai’s Palamedu on Thursday.

The popular bull taming sport, which became a reason for week-long agitation against the government for the imposed ban, was formally inaugurated by Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar and District Collector Veeraraghava Rao.

Jallikattu was earlier banned by the Supreme Court after animal rights welfare group protested against the popular sport. After relentless agitation, the Tamil Nadu assembly unanimously passed an amendment bill which cleared the path for Jallikattu celebration.

First Published | 10 February 2017 10:10 AM
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