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Jallikattu: Protest to Be Held at Marina Beach on Wednesday

The Supreme Court on Thursday had said it could not give its verdict on Jallikattu before Pongal.

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A man participating in the tradition Jallikattu festival of Tamil Nadu. (Photo: Twitter)

Protest At Marina Beach On Tuesday

Jallikattu protest continued through the night as protesters refuse to leave Alanganallur arena. More than 500 people were detained by police here.

Alanganallur villagers are now demanding the release of people detained for protesting in support of Jallikattu.

Villagers demand release of detained supporters. (Photo: ANI)
Villagers demand release of detained supporters. (Photo: ANI)

Another protest will be held on Tuesday at Marina Beach.

3:38 PM , 16 Jan

The Quint is Live from TN with Karthikeya Sivasenapathy and Ilango Kallanai

Karthikeyan Senapati –the managing Trustee of Senaapathy Kangayam Cattle Research Foundation– and Ilango Kallanai, an anthropologist answer The Quint’s questions on Jallikattu, bulls and the grey cloud surrounding them.

Watch the second part of the Facebook Live here:

12:27 PM , 16 Jan
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Lathicharge, Bulls Seized in Alanganallur

Villagers in Alanganallur are protesting in support of Jallikattu. Police deployed in the area resorted to lathicharge.

Visuals from Alanganallur show dozens of police out on the street, with personnel even seizing bulls that had been let loose in the village. Local reports also state that 30 people were detained following the protests.

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12:16 PM , 16 Jan

Watch: A Graphic Novel on Jallikattu – a Tradition at Risk

Chandrasekhar, a former Jallikattu champion, gets candid. And how! (Photo Art: Vikram Venkateswaran)
Chandrasekhar, a former Jallikattu champion, gets candid. And how! (Photo Art: Vikram Venkateswaran)

“Have you seen a Jallikattu bull mate with a cow?” asks Chandrasekhar, who owns a bicycle store in Alanganallur village. And then he proceeds to explain why the bull remains celibate for half a lifetime. Read more on The Quint.

12:16 PM , 16 Jan

Harmless Sport? People May Need Jallikattu, but the Bulls Don’t

The Tamil sport of Jallikattu. (Photo: PTI)
The Tamil sport of Jallikattu. (Photo: PTI)

Never has the humble Indian bull been so much in the news. Often discarded by farmers because it doesn’t give milk, or sold for meat or leather, the bull has a different story in Tamil Nadu.

Animal rights activists and a growing section of people, mostly outside Tamil Nadu, have pointed out the obvious provocativeness of the sport. Bulls are inherently peaceable animals. Read more on The Quint.


Published: 16 Jan 2017, 10:12 AM IST
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