Friday, January 8, 2016

Heroic Game Jallikattu back in Tamilnadu



In May 2014, the Supreme Court upheld the Central Government notification from 2011 that included bulls in a list of creatures that cannot be used as performing animals; thus banned ‘jallikattu’ (bull taming) in Tamil Nadu.  This heroic game with agrarian origin has the purpose of making the youth brave and strong.  Jallikattu is held in the weeks following Sankranti every year.  Last year, because of legal hurdles, Jallikattu was held under the supervision of Collectors as directed by the court.  Those who oppose Jallikattu made the mistake of comparing it with the cruelty of Matadors (bull fighters of Spain).  In Jallikattu, rural youth risk their life to earn the honour.  Brave and strong youth are highly in need today with the large section of youth population in Tamilnadu. Tamilnadu BJP cadre took up the issue of reviving this rural heroic game of Jallikattu.  On 7th January, it has been notified by the Environment Ministry that Bulls may be continued to be exhibited or trained as a performing animals, at the events such as Jallikattu in Tamilnadu, Bullock cart races in Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, Kerala and Gujarat in the manner by any customs by community or practiced traditionally under the customs or part of culture, in any part of the country.  






3 comments:

  1. This is a very wrong move. This is a cruel sports. For humans enjoyment, poor dumb animals are subjected to cruelty. Shameful

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  2. This is a very wrong move. This is a cruel sports. For humans enjoyment, poor dumb animals are subjected to cruelty. Shameful

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