Jallikattu has become a game of death bull – News18 Gujarati
According to reports, the bull mauled Gokul badly. He sustained serious injuries in his stomach, so he was immediately rushed to the government hospital in Dharmapuri, but the doctors declared him brought dead. Dharmapuri police have started an investigation in this regard. The CCTV footage installed at the event is being scrutinized to find out how Gokul got injured. A total of six people have died during this festival so far this year.
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What is Jallikattu?
Jallikattu is also known as Eru Thazhuvuthal and Manakuvirattu. This game is a part of Pongal festival. This is a game in which a bull is released into the crowd. The participants in this game have to catch the bull and control it. An attempt is made to control the bull by holding its hump.
Jallikattu starts from Pongal day
Jallikattu, a bull-taming game on Matt Pongal, is also known as Eru Thajuvuthal and Manakuviratt. This is a game in which a bull is released into the crowd. The participants in this game try to control the bull by holding its hump. The Tamil word ‘mattu’ means bull, and the third day of Pongal is dedicated to cattle, which are the main partners in agriculture.
350 players were allowed
Only 300 bull tamers and 150 spectators are allowed to participate in the jallikattu competition. According to the information, around 10 thousand bulls and 5400 bulls applied online for registration out of which only 800 bulls were allowed to join. A bull can only participate in one of three events. The debate on the game continues with one side claiming violation of animal rights and on the other side advocating the protection of people’s “culture and traditions”. Earlier, 23 people were injured in Jallikattu event
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