2020-12-23 06:56:41

The number of spectators has also been restricted to 50 per cent of the gathering. (Representational)

Tamil Nadu:

Tamil Nadu government has granted permission to hold traditional bull-taming sport Jallikattu with certain restrictions.

As per the directive, the number of bull tamers can not be more than 150 at an event and COVID-19 negative certificates have been made mandatory. The number of spectators has also been restricted to 50 per cent of the gathering.

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The Supreme Court (SC) in 2014 banned ”Jallikattu” after a plea was filed by the Animal Welfare Board of India and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) but the state government insisted that Jallikattu was a crucial part of its culture and identity. The ban was later lifted in January 2017 with an amendment to the law after massive protests in Chennai.

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