Jallikattu

Jallikattu to be held in Tamil Nadu with some guidelines

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Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday allowed Jallikattu, the customary bull-subduing sport. With pandemic limitations during the gather celebration of Pongal in January, as indicated by an administration request.

All members should go through Covid-19 test at an administration lab and produce a negative declaration, said an explanation from the public authority on Wednesday. The number of players or bull tamers will be restricted to 150 at the occasion.

The observers can’t surpass more than 50% of the limit of the premises. Also with the goal that social removing standards are followed and all watchers should wear veils. All participants will be screened utilizing a warm scanner to check internal heat level, the explanation added.

The choice comes in front of Tamil Nadu going to get together surveys in mid-2021.


Jallikattu has been a disputable issue in the state. It has confronted boycotts beforehand as a few animal welfare groups have called it primitive.

“We are disillusioned. It is a political choice with decisions around the bend,” said Chennai-based Dr Chinni Krishna, Animal Welfare Board of India. “We need an absolute restriction on Jallikattu from the perspective of human and creatures included.”

Jallikattu has been a controversial issue in the state

In 2014, the Supreme Court had prohibited the occasion. Following an allure by the Animal Welfare Board of India and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Yet, ideological groups and segments of individuals in the state have energized that Jallikattu is important for Tamil Nadu’s convention and culture and it should proceed.

“Consistently during December, we prepare our bulls and mentors. However we were far fetched if Jallikattu will happen this year because of the pandemic so we are glad that the public authority has taken a decent choice,” said PR Rajasekaran, leader of Tamil Nadu Jallikattu Peravai, a body speaking to the members of the restraining sports.

“A wellness test with specialists is generally accomplished for bull tamers around three days before the occasion. This year we will get them through a Covid-19 test also”. Jallikattu is prominently directed in Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Thanjavur, Perambalur among twelve different locales of Tamil Nadu.

In 2017, colossal fights emitted across the state for the boycott against Jallikattu to be lifted. In any case, the Tamil Nadu government consistently ordered an enactment to change the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, to safeguard the social legacy and guarantee endurance and continuation of local types of bulls.

“Since 2017, at any rate, 22 bulls and 57 people have passed on because of Jallikattu occasions, and now more will pass on this year, due to Jallikattu as well as because of Covid-19, Dr Manilal Valliyate, CEO, PETA India,” said in an explanation to the media. “Any specialist would disclose to you a pessimistic test isn’t an assurance that an individual isn’t tainted. So with gigantic groups get-together to torture bulls, they will probably torture society too by turning out to be super-spreader occasions.”