Jallikattu row: Thousands protest in Chennai against ban on bull-taming sport

Marina beach in Chennai emerges as the epicentre o... more

Jallikattu protests continued for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, in Chennai and various districts in Tamil Nadu, urging the state and the Centre to repeal the ban on bull-taming sport and demanding that Peta, an animal rights organization, be banned. Photos: PTI
1/6Jallikattu protests continued for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, in Chennai and various districts in Tamil Nadu, urging the state and the Centre to repeal the ban on bull-taming sport and demanding that Peta, an animal rights organization, be banned. Photos: PTI
The epicentre of protests seem to have shifted to Chennai with thousands collecting on Marina beach demanding an end to the ban on Jallikattu, saying it symbolized Tamil culture and the ban reflected an anti-Tamil mindset.
2/6The epicentre of protests seem to have shifted to Chennai with thousands collecting on Marina beach demanding an end to the ban on Jallikattu, saying it symbolized Tamil culture and the ban reflected an anti-Tamil mindset.
Students protesting against the ban, near Vivekanadhar Illam at Marina Beach, Chennai.
3/6Students protesting against the ban, near Vivekanadhar Illam at Marina Beach, Chennai.
Animal rights organisation Peta, which had moved the Supreme Court against holding of the age-old sport, was the target of attack by protesters.
4/6Animal rights organisation Peta, which had moved the Supreme Court against holding of the age-old sport, was the target of attack by protesters.
Agitations continued in various parts of Tamil Nadu, including Alanganallur and Tamukkam grounds (above) in Madurai, the traditional base for the sport on Wednesday.
5/6Agitations continued in various parts of Tamil Nadu, including Alanganallur and Tamukkam grounds (above) in Madurai, the traditional base for the sport on Wednesday.
Symbolic Jallikattu events, where bulls are let loose, were reported from Alanganallur in Madurai (above), Sivaganga and Pattukottai on Monday.
6/6Symbolic Jallikattu events, where bulls are let loose, were reported from Alanganallur in Madurai (above), Sivaganga and Pattukottai on Monday.
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