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Jallikattu events kicks off in South TN

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Madurai | Sunday, Jan 14 2018 IST
 
The traditional 'Jallikattu' events (taming of bulls) were kicked off in Southern district of Madurai -- well known for hosting this ancient bravery sports of Tamils, with the State-sponsered first bull carnival event began at Avaniyapuram village on Sunday. Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management R B Udhayakumar, Minister for Corporation Sellur K Raju and District Collector K Veeraragha Rao flagged off the Jallikattu event at a colourful function at Avaniapuram. About 950 registered tamers were taming as many as 650 registered bulls in the day-long event. The bulls were let out one by one into the Jallikattu arena through the "Vaadivasal" (a traditional narrow entrance). Earlier, all the bulls were subjected to thorough medical examination by veterinary doctors before allowing participating in the event. Twelve veterinary teams with doctors, two veterinary ambulances, 10 medical teams for treating injured bull tamers, 10 ambulances and four fire tenders were deployed at the venue. A team of Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) officials, led by S K Mittal, Convener of the AWBI Inspection Team, constituted by the Centre was watching the event. It may be recalled that the Supreme Court has held that Jallikattu violated the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and banned the event in Tamil Nadu on May 7, 2014, triggering sporadic violence across the State. However, under political pressure, the Centre effectively overturned the ban in 2016 by stating that bulls can be used as "performing animals" in Jallikattu, which was challenged by AWBI and PETA in the Apex Court. Then, Tamil Nadu government passed the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Bill, 2017 at a "special sitting" of the legislative assembly on January 24, last allowing the events in the state.UNI GSM PY 1046

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