The Madurai District Magistrate on Saturday said that authorities have constituted 17 medical teams to screen bulls while 20 teams have been formed to ensure the safety of people participating in Jallikattu on Sunday. Adding that multiple steps are being taken to ensure safety, he said that proper arrangements including double barricading are being done for the event in Madurai.
What is Jallikattu ??
Jallikattu (or Sallikkattu), also known as Eru thazhuvuthal and Manju virattu, is a traditional sport in which a Bos indicus bull, commonly of the Kangayam breed, is released into a crowd of people. … Jallikattu is typically practiced in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on Mattu Pongal day.
Who banned jallikattu ??
On May 7, 2014, the Supreme Court of India banned Jallikattu after a 10-year-long battle. Last year, there was massive outrage across Tamil Nadu. However, 2017 has witnessed an unprecedented protest.
People who supported jallikattu ?
Scenes of peaceful protest all around TN.Unity, peace and resolve will show our plea in the right light.#peacefulprotests#jallikattu – Ravichandran Ashwin tweeted
Repeating what I have said the past week – I support Jallikattu. And I am a proud Tamilian.
Proud of the youngsters. Thank you. – Singer Chinmayi Sripaada
Wonderful to see protest in a peaceful way in Tamil Nadu.Request to maintain peace in your passion.Peaceful protest will be a lesson for all – Virender Sehwag
Actor Sibi Sathyaraj tweeted: “Maybe Jallikattu wouldn’t have been banned if some people were able to make money out of it like in IPL.”
Music Composer A.R. Rahman on Thursday tweeted in support and said that he was fasting on Friday in support of the spirit of Tamil Nadu. Chess champion Viswanathan Anand too tweeted in support and said that he respects jalikattu as a cultural symbol
Earlier, actors such as Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Simbu had extended their support in favour of the bull-taming sport.