India PM overturns court ban on bull-wrestling

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has overturned a court ban on bull-wrestling after protests spread across the south of the countryPrime Minister Narendra Modi has overturned a Supreme Court ban on a bull-wrestling festival that fuelled massive protests in southern India by demonstrators who called it an attack on their culture. India's Supreme Court outlawed the Jallikattu festival last year after a plea by animal rights groups, which have long accused participants in the event — held every year in different parts of southern Tamil Nadu state — of cruelty to the animals. Tensions have escalated in recent days as thousands of protesters gathered in state capital Chennai and other cities, prompting Tamil Nadu's chief minister to travel to Delhi to ask Modi to overturn the ban, which he did late Friday.

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January 21, 2017 8:41 am

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