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Upto 76 injured while participating in Jallikattu within first three days of festival in Tamil Nadu
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Upto 76 injured while participating in Jallikattu within first three days of festival in Tamil Nadu

Celebrations of the bull-taming festival, Jallikattu, have taken off in Tamil Nadu which in 2017 bypassed the Supreme Court's ban order on it.

PETA to release findings of its investigation into recent nine Jallikattu events, submit the same in Supreme Court
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PETA to release findings of its investigation into recent nine Jallikattu events, submit the same in Supreme Court

The PETA said that it would release the findings of its investigation into the recent nine Jallikattu events and submit the same in the Supreme Court.

Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu: 42-year-old man gored to death in Vadamalapur; toll rises to five
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Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu: 42-year-old man gored to death in Vadamalapur; toll rises to five

A 42-year-old man was gored to death during a bull-taming event organised as part of the pongal festivities at Vadamalapur in the district on Wednesday, taking the toll related to jallikattu this season to five police said.

SC to refer to constitution bench for pleas challenging state laws for Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra
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SC to refer to constitution bench for pleas challenging state laws for Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra

Supreme Court said it would refer to a five-judge constitution bench a batch of pleas challenging Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra laws allowing bull-taming sport 'Jallikattu' and bullock cart races

SC seeks response of Tamil Nadu government on PETA's plea opposing Jallikattu
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SC seeks response of Tamil Nadu government on PETA's plea opposing Jallikattu

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Tamil Nadu government on a plea of animal rights body PETA opposing Jallikattu.

Jallikattu: 36 injured in bull taming event held in Madurai
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Jallikattu: 36 injured in bull taming event held in Madurai

Thirty-six people were injured, one of them seriously, in a Jallikattu event held at Avanipuram in the district amid high security on Sunday, in which more than 900 bulls were used, police said.

Jallikattu row: Madras HC tells Tamil Nadu govt to provide proper treatment to injured protesters
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Jallikattu row: Madras HC tells Tamil Nadu govt to provide proper treatment to injured protesters

The Madras High Court gave directions to the Tamil Nadu government to ensure proper treatment to those injured in the incidents that occurred during the pro-Jallikattu protests in Chennai.

Jallikattu ban: Peta receives abusive calls, threat of rape; says fight for animal rights will continue
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Jallikattu ban: Peta receives abusive calls, threat of rape; says fight for animal rights will continue

Besides the anti-Peta sloganeering and posters, the animal rights NGO has been facing abusive and threatening phone calls including that of rape to its CEO Poorva Joshipura, claims Peta India's director Dr V Manilal. Edited excerpts from an interview

Jallikattu: Humanity must safeguard principles of kindness, not fight for blood sport
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Jallikattu: Humanity must safeguard principles of kindness, not fight for blood sport

So, why should Jallikattu stay? Just because the blood sport has been in vogue for ages — some claim it is 2500 years old — it doesn't entitle Tamilians to a lifetime of torturing bulls for a public spectacle.

Jallikattu supporters near Madurai taken into preventive custody for allegedly trying to defy ban
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Jallikattu supporters near Madurai taken into preventive custody for allegedly trying to defy ban

Several supporters of Jallikattu were taken into preventive custody near Madurai for allegedly trying to defy a ban on the traditional bull taming sport.

SC refuses to allow Jallikattu; Tamil Nadu govt requests Centre for ordinance
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SC refuses to allow Jallikattu; Tamil Nadu govt requests Centre for ordinance

In a major setback to Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petition urging the apex court to pass an interim order allowing jallikattu before Saturday

Jallikattu: Bull taming is cruelty at its best, TN parties using it for political gains
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Jallikattu: Bull taming is cruelty at its best, TN parties using it for political gains

In the past, from 2008 to 2014, the special conditions of the Supreme Court regulating jallikattu were brazenly flouted at all the events which were inspected by the Animal Welfare Board of India.

Animal welfare board VC Chinny Krishna is 'delighted' SC stayed ban on Jallikattu, refuses to resign from office
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Animal welfare board VC Chinny Krishna is 'delighted' SC stayed ban on Jallikattu, refuses to resign from office

In May 2014, the Supreme Court had passed final orders on the issue of Jallikattu banning the sport. In its order, the court had meticulously gone into the issue of culture and tradition, ruling that the sport was inherently cruel in nature and that culture or tradition could not be a reason to allow practices which unnecessarily inflict cruelty on animals for human pleasure.

'Jallikattu is an abuse, not a sport': SC to hear pleas against Centre notification lifting ban on jallikattu
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'Jallikattu is an abuse, not a sport': SC to hear pleas against Centre notification lifting ban on jallikattu

'Jallikattu is an abuse, not a sport': SC to hear pleas against Centre notification lifting ban on jallikattu

PETA India files petition in SC, demands Centre's notification allowing Jallikattu be struck down
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PETA India files petition in SC, demands Centre's notification allowing Jallikattu be struck down

PETA India filed petitions in the Supreme Court demanding that the Centre's recent notification allowing Jallikattu and bullock cart races be "struck down".

Lifting SC ban on Jallikattu shows how this govt is undermining institutions: Ex-Solicitor General Parasaran
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Lifting SC ban on Jallikattu shows how this govt is undermining institutions: Ex-Solicitor General Parasaran

While Tamil Nadu’s bull tamers rejoice at the Centre’s notification allowing the traditional bull-taming sport of Jallikattu to be performed a week from now, legal experts are furious at the notification itself

Photos: 50 left injured thanks to Jallikattu events in Tamil Nadu
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Photos: 50 left injured thanks to Jallikattu events in Tamil Nadu

About 50 persons sustained injuries, seven of them seriously, in the 'Jallikattu' (bull taming sport) held at nearby Alanganallur as part of "Pongal" (harvest festival). Here are some images.