Jallikattu permitted: Center makes arrangements -taming in TN
New guidelines were issued by the environment ministry on Friday permitting the popular but controversial bull-taming sport Jallikattu to be held in survey-bound overriding protests from animal rights activists, Tamil Nadu following a solid political drive for the conventional occasion that was restricted.
The brand new standards prohibit display sports including bears, lions, tigers, panthers, monkeys but provides an exception for bulls should they conform to the brand new rules and Jallikattu may be held.
Under the rules, consent needs to be given by the district collector or magistrate and bullock cart races should be held on the right track. Bulls, as soon as they leave the enclosure, must be tamed within a radial distance of 15 metres, the authorities order said.
HT had reported on January 2 that a proposition to permit Jallikattu a political stunt had been called by several activists.
“Thank our PM for easing this to occur.
Tens of thousands of individuals erupted in delight, particularly in Tiruchirapalli and Madurai that sponsor the occasion in Palamedu, as individuals broke into song and dance in public, flashing victory signs and burst crackers.
The new guidelines came after a huge effort by villagers, farmers organizations as well as a number of societal and ethnic organisations, which was backed by all political parties.
As news spread, leaders jostled with VCK leader Thirumavalanan for credit thanked for honouring the opinions of individuals of Tamil Nadu, Radhakrishnan Modi and environment minister Prakash Javadekar.