TN Governor Vidyasagar Rao promulgates ordinance to conduct Jallikattu

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January 21, 2017

CHENNAI – Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday promulgated the ordinance for conducting the state’s age-old bull-taming sport Jallikattu after a three-year ban. Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, in the meantime, has said the sport will be held across Tamil Nadu tomorrow.

January 21, 2017

CHENNAI – Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday promulgated the ordinance for conducting the state’s age-old bull-taming sport Jallikattu after a three-year ban. Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, in the meantime, has said the sport will be held across Tamil Nadu tomorrow.

He will also inaugurate the sport at Alanganallur at 10 am on Sunday. Panneerselvam also thanked the Centre for its support. “On behalf of Government and people of TN, thank you for your support in enabling Jallikattu to be held in Tamil Nadu once again,” he said.

State ministers will inaugurate the sport in their respective districts tomorrow at 11 am. The bill to replace today’s ordinance on Jallikattu will be tabled in State Assembly on January 23 when the first Assembly session begins.

Alanganallur is famous for conducting jallikattu events. District Collector K Veera Raghava Rao said everything is ready and they are waiting for the green signal from the government. Officials said with the Collector inspecting the venue, the sport is likely to be held in a day or two.

The Centre had last night cleared an ordinance on jallikattu, paving the way for the Tamil Nadu government to promulgate it in an effort to end the protests that have paralysed the state for the last five days.

Jallikattu is a traditional event held in Tamil Nadu as part of Pongal celebrations. However, the apex court banned it in 2014, taking into consideration the safety of people and animals involved in the sport.


Courtesy: NDTV