Thursday, 19 January 2017

Widespread protest in Tamil Nadu for Jallikattu

The Madras high court on Friday rejected a public interest litigation (PIL) that wanted the state and central governments to enact a law for the bull-taming sport. Dismissing the PIL that apparently sought to cash in on the current situation, the first bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M Sundar said courts could not issue such direction to government or authorities.

Students and youngsters are on the roads and public places demanding the conduct of Jallikattu, the traditional bull-taming sport in the state. Stay with us for live updates

Around 1,000 people, predominantly Tamils, gathered in front of Town Hall in the city on Thursday to protest against a court order that has banned the event. Like it happened in Chennai on Wednesday, there was no call from any specific social, political or religious group calling on the people to participate in the protest, yet professionals, software engineers and students alike joined the protest here in huge numbers and with visible enthusiasm.


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