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Centre Gives Nod to Ordinance on Tamilnadu Jallikattu

Tamilnadu Jallikattu

The Centre announced about the clearance of the ordinance on allowing Tamilnadu Jallikattu on Friday. The state government proposed an issue of allowing the bull taming sport. Hence on Friday, the Environment Ministry sent its reply, and Home Ministry gave its approval.

“The ordinance cleared by the Home Ministry and the State government can declare it by introducing it either as a Bill in the Assembly or the State Cabinet can clear it. It doesn’t have to go to the President of India for his approval since his authorities vested with the Home Ministry,” said by the official.

Tamil Nadu Jallikattu Protest: 500 People Imprisoned in Several Places in Madurai District

According to the reports, Prime Minister ensured that the ordinance cleared the situation. The law expected to contain provisions of prohibiting cruelty to animals and measures the safety of people. Earlier, the bull taming sport banned following a Supreme Court order in the month of May 2014.

This issue was taken into the limelight and rushed the CM O Panneerselvam to Delhi to seek permission to overturn the ban. The state regulation carry strict measures and penalties the way of dealing with bulls during Tamilnadu Jallikattu. In such wrong cases who gone against rules, they will meet certain provisions and safeguards in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

However, some of the safeguards keeping the Bulls in the radial distance and checking the animals are in good physical condition. The officials will also test the bulls are not administered any alcohol or drugs.

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The law also passed that, in the case of inflicting pain on the bull will face the penalty during Tamilnadu Jallikattu. The provisions also include people should get prior approval by the district authorities.

Tamil Nadu Jallikattu Protest: 500 People Imprisoned in Several Places in Madurai District

Tamil Nadu Jallikattu Protest

Tamil Nadu police have put nearly more than 500 people in Jail in several places in Madurai District. Youths were arrested at Mudakathan, Alanganallur, Palamedu and Vilangudi in Madurai district. As we know, Supreme Court has imposed a ban on Jallikattu game and protests still running and demanding that the bull festival be held. The protest had done in a small town near Madurai called Alanganallur.

The Police official in Madurai said, “Nearly 200 people have been taken into protective custody. They had gathered illegally, despite several warnings by the police. Very soon, they will be released.”

Every year Jallikattu probably called as Eruthazhuvuthal locally is conducting in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations. Many people in the state took the bull game as prestigious and several people also injured during this game.

Jallikattu has remained banned for the last three years. Recently, Supreme Court has forced a ban on the practice quoting animal welfare issues.

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Animal rights activists had appealed against the centuries-old tradition at the Supreme Court mentioning killings to the Bulls as a reason. Rudra Krishna, Advocate and Animal Rights Activist says, “You see bulls having tails bitten, being knifed with sickles, agitated, stuff rubbed into their eyes with twenty people jumping over the bull.”

Recently, DMK working president Stalin responded over the Jallikattu, and war of words had broken out between Stalin and Animal rights non-profit PETA over the Tamil Nadu Jallikattu. Stalin called the animal rights NGO as “Anti-National” and the group calling the criticism “Cheap and Ineffective.”

Stalin said, “Center should immediately ban the International NGO PETA which is in contradiction of our culture and tradition and called PETA as ‘Anti-National.’ He also favored replacing Animal Welfare Board of India with a different body with more Tamil representation in it. Respond to DMK president Stalin words; PETA said, “It was Cheap and Ineffective and supporting cruelty is not a quality of Indian.”