Green Light: TN govt permits Jallikattu with Covid limitations


The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday chose to let Jallikattu, the customary bull restraining sport and an image of Tamil culture, but one censured as boorish by basic entitlements activists, proceed during the reap celebration of Pongal in January gave members hold fast to limitations forced to diminish the spread of Covid-19.

All members should go through a Covid-19 test at an administration lab and produce a negative authentication, said an explanation by the public authority. The number of members, or bull tamers, will be restricted to 150 at an occasion.


Onlookers can’t surpass half of the limit of the setting so social removal standards are followed and every one of them should wear veils. All participants will be screened utilizing a warm scanner to check their internal heat level, the explanation said.

Jallikattu has been questionable and been restricted briefly a few times before. In 2014, the Supreme Court restricted the game on a supplication recorded by the Animal Welfare Board of India and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The boycott was lifted in 2017 with a revision to the law after fights across the state.

Creature government assistance bunches have called the game primitive. Tamil Nadu’s ideological groups and allies of the game say it is a piece of the state’s custom.

The choice to permit the game even in the midst of the pandemic comes in front of gathering decisions because of occurring in Tamil Nadu in mid 2021 and some observe political hints to the move by the express’ All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government.

“We are baffled. It is a political choice with races around the bend,” said Chennai-based Dr. Chinni Krishna, previous bad habit executive, Animal Welfare Board of India. “We need a complete restriction on Jallikattu from the perspective of people and creatures included.”

Tamil Nadu Jallikattu Peravai, a body speaking to the members in the game, invited the choice

“Consistently during December we prepare our bulls and coaches, however, we were dicey if Jallikattu will happen this year because of the pandemic so we are glad that the public authority has taken a decent choice,” said PR Rajasekaran, leader of Tamil Nadu Jallikattu Peravai.

“A wellness test with specialists is typically accomplished for bull tamers around three days before the occasion; this year we will get them through a Covid-19 test too.”

Jallikattu is especially famous in Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Thanjavur, and Perambalur locale.

In 2017, fights ejected across the state for the boycott against Jallikattu to be lifted. Be that as it may, the Tamil Nadu government collectively ordered an enactment to alter the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 to save the state’s social legacy and guarantee the endurance of local types of bulls.