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‘Maattu Pongal’ celebrated in different parts of district

Bulls being cheered up by the onlookers during the bull race held in Kittampatti village near Krishnagri on Tuesday on ``Maattu Pongal.”— Photo: N. Bashkaran
Bulls being cheered up by the onlookers during the bull race held in Kittampatti village near Krishnagri on Tuesday on ``Maattu Pongal.”— Photo: N. Bashkaran

Despite strict orders by the District Collector and the police with regard to conduct of bull race/jallikattu, the event was held at several places in the district, sources said.

The horns of bulls were painted and also decorated with colour papers to mark ‘Maattu Pongal’ in different parts of the district.

An official from the intelligence wing told The Hindu that despite strict orders issued by the District Collector and the Superintendent of Police regarding conduct of bull race/jallikkattu, it was blatantly violated in many parts.

A man was killed by a bull during the bull race conducted at Ittikkal Agaram village on December 25, last year.

A case had been registered under sections 289 of IPC read with section 7 of the Tamilnadu Regulation of Jallikkattu Act, 2009.

To avoid similar incidents, the Collector had issued a warning through a release recently. In the release, Collector T.P. Rajesh warned the public not to conduct jallikkattu/bull race without prior permission. Bull race was held at Kittampatti, Ammaneri, Pethampatti, Avadhanapatti, Pothinayanapalli, Chinnamelpatti, Papparapatti, Anchetti and Thirumalaikanikottai.


  • Event was held at several places in the district

  • Despite strict orders for conduct of bull race, it was blatantly violated in many parts


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