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Jallikattu ban: Shops remain shut, heavy police deployment across Tamil Nadu

first_imgWith Tamil Nadu on the edge over protests on Jallikattu ban, shops and commercial establishments remained close amid heavy police deployment.Strict security arrangements have put in place to avoid any law and order situation even as the state has been witnessing massive protests for the last few days in support of jallikattu, the bull-taming sport organised during Pongal.People in several parts of the state were also seen waving black flags in protest of the Supreme Court order.”Have deployed forces at all arenas where jallikattu takes place, we are sensitising people about SC’s order,” said Vijayendra Vidari SP Madurai.Madurai (TN): Police deployment in Palamedu and other villages in Madurai for effective implementation of SC’s order banning #jallikattu pic.twitter.com/JXnS2qavlF ANI (@ANI_news) January 15, 2017Despite the ban on jallikattu, the sport was organised for two consecutive days in Madurai.Regardless of the order by the apex court, locals have been holding the sport clandestinely every year.Earlier, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said, “While I support Jallikattu, but I don’t like anti-national elements in Tamil Nadu trying to go against the Constitution of India”.In a blow to the Tamil Nadu government in November last year, the Supreme Court had dismissed the state’s plea seeking recall of its 2014 verdict banning the bull fights, holding that the practice amounted to cruelty to the animals.The Supreme Court on January 12 ruled out an interim order on the bull-taming sport before Pongal.Also read:Defying Supreme Court ban, Madurai village organises jallikattu on PongaladvertisementJallikattu ban: Supreme Court refuses to pass interim order before PongalJallikattu: Angry over delay in Supreme Court order, Tamil Nadu men defy ban in Cuddalore, 4 arrested Kamal Haasan at India Today Conclave: If you want to ban jallikattu, ban biryani tooWATCH VIDEO | On the day of Maatu Pongal, a viral video explains in detail how old is the traditionlast_img read more

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