What Is Jallikattu?Jallikattu is a bull taming festival that is held in Tamil Nadu every year as part of Pongal celebrations, the state's harvest festival.
Around a lakh of youth gathered to protest in Chennai's Marina beach and also across the state and support for them is swelling.
Surprisingly, protests demanding lifting of the ban spread to beyond India with the Tamil diaspora in Sri Lanka, Britain and Australia holding demonstrations.
2010: The Supreme Court gave a nod to practice the sport under certain regulations such as using registered bull and transporters. "The court has to lift the ban". The term "Jallikattu", originated from the Tamil words Salli and Kattu, referring to silver or gold coins tied to the bulls' horns.
He said the court should take suo motu cognizance of the development and provide relief to the pro-Jallikattu agitators. In 2011, the Ministry of Environment issued a notification, modifying its earlier 1991 notification, which had banned the training and exhibition of bears, monkeys, tigers, panthers and dogs, by adding "bulls" to the list.
On November 27, 2010, the Supreme Court permitted the Tamil Nadu government to allow Jallikattu for five months in a year, and directed the District Collectors to make sure that the animals that participate in Jallikattu are registered to the Animal Welfare Board. "Voice should reach the Centre and they should pass the ordinance", he said over the issue of Jallikattu.
What are the arguments against Jallikattu?
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His youngest son, N Marimuthu, was killed at a Jallikattu event in 2004 at Alanganallur as he was gored by a bull when he was sitting in the viewing gallery. "We carried out our campaign in favour of Jallikattu since 2013 and took it to the social media and to educational institutions".
Political analysts from India have said that the anger expressed at the ban by the people of Tamil Nadu was reminiscent of the anti-central-government sentiments in the late 1960s after Hindi was made the official language of the country.
What do supporters have to say? When film stars and politicians are unitedly fighting in Tamil Nadu for culture, many allege that the actors and politicians in AP have colluded and compromised even when the bright future of next generations is at stake.
During the sport, spectators tame the bulls and agitate them. The men who held to the bulls reared by women they admired were deemed as winners.
Jallikettu is conducted in the days ahead of the festival of Pongal that was celebrated last week. It also said that those calling for the ban were ill-informed about the ground reality.
The call for a ban on PETA also resonated within the AIADMK, with general secretary Sasikala Natarajan leading the chorus for it. "Centre should promulgate an ordinance for revoking the ban on Jallikattu".