Jan 14: At least 30 supporters of Jallikattu on Saturday were detained by Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district for disobeying a ban on the bull-taming sport played during Pongal festival.
According to the media report, the state police first lathi charged protestors who have been agitating against the ban in the Madurai’s Avaniapuram area.
Heavy police force was deployed since yesterday in Avaniapuram, Palamedu and Alanganallur, famous locations for Jallikattu in Madurai District, as various organisations vowed to violate the ban and organise the sport.
Yesterday, in Karisalkulam village near Madurai, the sport was held in an open ground for a few minutes. In a symbolic protest, around five bulls were let into the ground by a group of youths, police had said, adding no arrests were made.
DMK Working President M K Stalin had led a protest in Chennai yesterday in this regard as he targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly not giving time for AIADMK MPs to discuss the Jallikattu issue.
The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down to pass an interim order for Jallikattu – a bull taming sport which is organized during Pongal festival.
Earlier on Jan 4th, 2016, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday passed a resolution urging Centre to hoist the ban on bull-controlling sports Jallikattu.