Madurai: Alanganallur gears up to organise Jallikattu
Madurai [India], Feb. 5 (ANI): In Tamil Nadu, Jallikattu is being organized on the coming Friday in Alanganallur, in Madurai. The famous venue for the bull taming sport is being held after a gap of three years ,with organizers announcing attractive prizes, including a car for the winner.
Jallikattu is usually held during the harvest festival of Pongal in mid-January, but could not be organised in the past three years in view of the ban on the sport.
With the Tamil Nadu government promulgating an ordinance and subsequently getting a Bill passed in the state assembly allowing jallikattu, the event is being held in several parts of the state in the past few days.
The government's intervention came after a week-long protest largely by youths, including students, in the Marina Beach in Chennai, and elsewhere in the state. (ANI)