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Over 35 injured on day one of Jallikattu in Madurai

Jan 15, 2020 22:33 IST

35 people, including participants, spectators, and some bull owners were injured at the annual Jallikattu event in Madurai on Wednesday. The annual bull-taming event was flagged off in Madurai on Wednesday on the occasion of Pongal. Four of them, who suffered serious injuries, have been shifted to the Madurai Government Hospital. Over 700 bulls and about 750 participants took part in the festivities. However, no bull was injured. Though the state government has put in place systems to check animal cruelty and ensure the safety of spectators and bull tamers following the court orders, animal rights activists allege that animal cruelty still continues.

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