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Adhere to SC norms on ‘jallikattu': Collector

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Ground rules: A.Suganthi, District Collector, explaining the norms for 'jallikattu' to officials in Pudukottai.
Ground rules: A.Suganthi, District Collector, explaining the norms for 'jallikattu' to officials in Pudukottai.

Permission for organising the ‘jallikattu' should be obtained at least one month ahead of the scheduled date. The organisers should also ensure that the norms stipulated by the Supreme Court are strictly adhered to, said A. Suganthi, District Collector.

Addressing officials of police and revenue departments here, the Collector said that the participants can register their names with the Revenue department authorities two days before the date of the ‘jallikattu'.

The organisers should submit the details like the number of bulls and the places from where they are brought to the officials at least a week before the ritual.

Steps such as tranquillising torturing the bulls should be avoided.

On the arrangement for the fences, the Collector said that double-layered fence should be set up all around the ‘jallikattu' zone, ensuring safety for the spectators.

The organisers would be permitted to deposit their money, only after due verification of the arrangement for the fences by the police and Public Works Department officials, she said.

The event would be permitted only after the organisers deposited the money to be paid as compensation to the injured or the bereaved families.

The deposit would be refunded only after the Revenue Divisional Officer confirmed the smooth conduct of the event. Separate uniform clothes should be used for those taming the bulls and those bringing the bulls for clinical examination. On no account, white colour should form a part of the uniform.

The Collector said that the organisers would be held responsible for loss of property if any, caused during the course of 'jallikattu'.

The district administration had notified in the district gazette the norms and also the places where the 'jallikattu' should be held.

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