The Jallikattu competitors commenced at Periya Suriyur Village in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli district on Tuesday. Jallikattu is a bullfight that traces its historical past to round 2,000 years, when the combat was carried out to pick probably the most appropriate bridegroom.
Seven hundred bulls and 350 tamers are taking part within the Suriyur Village Jallikattu competitors. More than 600 police personnel are deployed for safety on the occasion, mentioned authorities.
Jallikattu is an age-old occasion celebrated largely within the state of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations. In the game, a bull is launched right into a crowd of individuals and individuals within the occasion attempt to seize the big hump on the bull’s again, trying to carry the bull to a cease.
Due to the danger of damage, each to the individuals and the bull, the animal rights organizations known as for a ban on the game. However, after lengthy protests by the individuals towards the ban, the Supreme Court, in May 2023, upheld the Tamil Nadu authorities’s regulation permitting the bull-taming sport ‘Jallikattu’ within the state.
A five-judge Constitution bench of Justices KM Joseph, Ajay Rastogi, Aniruddha Bose, Hrishikesh Roy and CT Ravikumar was listening to a batch of petitions difficult the Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra governments’ legal guidelines permitting the bull-taming sport ‘Jallikattu’ and bullock cart races. .
The Tamil Nadu authorities had defended the occasion of “Jallikattu” and advised the apex courtroom that sporting occasions may also be cultural occasions and there’s no cruelty on the bulls in “Jallikattu.”.
Jallikattu, often known as sallikkattu, is widely known on the third day of Pongal, Mattu Pongal Day. The historical past of this bullfight dates again to 400-100 BCE when it was performed by the Ayars, an ethnic group in India. The title is coined from two phrases: Jalli (silver and gold cash) and Kattu (tied).
Pulikulam or Kangayam, is the breed of bull used for the game. The bulls that win the pageant are in excessive demand available in the market and fetch the best value. They are additionally used for breeding
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