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.
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.”