Spectator dies of heart attack on third day of Jallikattu celebrations in Tamil Nadu; at least 40 bull-tamers injured
A spectator died of a heart attack while more than 40 bull-tamers were injured in the bull taming sport of Jallikattu which was held across Tamil Nadu on Thursday as part of Pongal festivities which began on 15 January.
Madurai's famous jallikattu arena Palamedu hosted the bull taming sport on Thursday, reports said. The event, which is taking place after two years after a ban on the sport was lifted in January, started at 8 am and will go on till 4 pm on Thursday.
Top stars like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay, Ajith, Suriya, Nayanthara and Trisha have expressed support for those opposing the jallikattu ban
Amid intensifying protests across Tamil Nadu for 'jallikattu', Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday said he would call on Prime Minister Modi.
Whether Jallikattu is right or wrong, should it be discontinued or continued or continued with modifications, is an out and out Tamil affair. That the Animal Welfare Board of India, which doesn’t exactly reflect Tamil opinion, gets to decide on this shows how Tamils are infantilised as being incapable of deciding their own affairs