India PM overturns ban on bull-wrestling festival

People shout slogans and hold placards during a demonstration against the ban on the Jallikattu bull taming ritual, and calling for a ban on animal rights organisation PETA, in Chennai on January 19, 2017An Indian state lifted a Supreme Court ban on a popular bull-wrestling festival on Saturday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the event should be allowed to go ahead. Modi overturned the ban on the festival after massive protests in southern India by demonstrators who called the court's ruling an attack on their culture. India's Supreme Court outlawed the bull-wrestling Jallikattu festival last year after a plea by animal rights groups, which have long accused participants in the event — held annually across southern Tamil Nadu state — of cruelty to the animals.

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January 21, 2017 8:51 pm

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