Sunday, January 22, 2017
A bull tamer and a spectator were gored to death by bulls and 129 spectators injured in an event in Raapusal village in Pudukottai district on Sunday.
Even after promulgation of an ordinance to conduct Jallikattu, the Chief Minister O.Pannerselvam failed to convince the protesters who demanded that the ordinance be replaced with a piece of legislation that is a permanent solution to conduct the rural sports sans legal impediment. They refused to accept the Chief Minister’s assurance that the legislation will be enacted in the Assembly session beginning on Monday.
Health Minister C.Vijaya Baskar who had flagged off the Jallikattu event in his native Raapusal village that claimed two ives, however claimed that all safety guidelines as laid down by the Supreme Court were adhered to. He said a fleet of 108 ambulances were also deployed to immediately shift the injured to the hospital. Health officials said some of the injured were referred to government hospitals in Pudukottai and Illupur.