India’s Modi refuses to step in over bull-wrestling ban

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 orgnisation PETA in Chennai on January 19, 2017Prime Minister Narendra Modi refused Thursday to overturn a Supreme Court ban on a festival featuring young men wrestling with bulls that has brought thousands onto the streets of southern India in protest. Residents of the southern state of Tamil Nadu say the Jallikattu festival is a crucial part of their culture and are demanding the ban be lifted. India's Supreme Court outlawed Jallikattu last year after a plea by animal rights groups, which have long argued that the event — held every year in different parts of Tamil Nadu — abuses the animals.

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January 19, 2017 8:11 pm

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