Bull owners fast in Tamil Nadu to protest ban on bull fighting
Coimbatore, April 19 (ANI): Dozens of bull owners and members of a forum, ‘Jallikattu Peravai’, in Tamil Nadu on Sunday observed fast to protest against ban imposed by Supreme Court on ‘jallikattu’ or bull fighting. Members staged a protest in Coimbatore city and urged the federal government to initiate efforts to revoke the ban. Jallikattu is a century-old tradition in which a man tames an angry bull and is held during annual ‘Pongal’ celebrations. Supreme Court imposed the ban citing animal welfare issues. Bull owners alleged that some animal rights group had given false reports and photographs in the Supreme Court about cruelty. However, President of ‘Jallikattu Peravai’ P Rajasekaran denied such reports.
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