Jallikaatu could be alluded to as bull taming occasion commonly rehearsed in Tamil Nadu as a piece of Pongal festivities on Mattu Pongal day, third day of the four-day Pongal celebration. The expression "jallikattu" is gotten from the tamil words "jalli" and 'kattu'. Jalli alludes to gold or silver coins. Kattu signifies 'tied'. Along these lines, consolidated together it refers to coins being fixing to the bulls' horns, which is viewed as the prize for whoever subdues the bull. The bull that wins is utilized to benefit various dairy animals saving the local breed. It is famous as an antiquated 'game', accepted to have been honed somewhere in the range of 2500 years back. It is disputable in light of the fact that the game often brings about real wounds and even deaths.

The participants attempt to clutch the hump of the bull for a specific time or separation. To control the bull, they attempt to get it by the horns or the tail. In another variation, the bull is fixing to a long rope and a group of players needs to stifle the bull inside a particular time to win. In all variations, the point is to stifle or grasp the bull.

The Supreme Court banned the game in 2014, maintaining concerns raised by activists who said the Jallikattu added up to cruelness to creature other than representing a danger to people. In the vicinity of 2010 and 2014, an expected 17 individuals were killed and 1000-odd were harmed amid Jallikatu occasions. The Supreme Court stated, "utilization” of bulls in such occasions extremely hurt the creatures and constituted an offense under the Prevention of Cruelty to the Animals Act."

PETA and other numerous animal activists say the game is brutal on the grounds that the bulls are savagely tamed as well as in light of the fact that occasionally they are made to devour liquor and chillies are rubbed at them to incite them. The bulls are not quite recently curbed; their tails are turned and even chomped in most agonizing way. Numerous different demonstrations of cold-bloodedness are done to incite them to enter the field.

In January,2017 the protests began in Madurai, Sivaganga, and Pattukottai, where Jallikattu events were reported despite the ban, the state capital became the hotbed after the arrest of 200 protesting youths in Alanganallur village proved to act as a catalyst. Chennai’s Marina beach saw an unexpected crowd of Jallikattu supporters who camped at the beach even during the night. The first 50 protesters reached the Marina Beach on Tuesday morning, at around 8 am. By midnight, the crowd had swelled to about 6,000. Students, software professionals, playback singers, filmmakers, bank employees — all gathered to protest against the ban on Jallikattu.


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