Tamil Nadu: 49 bull-tamers injured during Jallikattu in Palamedu

Palamedu (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb. 9 : As many as 49 bull tamers were injured during bull-taming sport Jallikattu event organised in Madurai's Palamedu today.

Madurai's famous Jallikattu arena Palamedu hosted the bull-taming sport after two years after a ban on the sport was lifted in January.

According to reports, a total of 850 bulls have been registered for the sport that held at Palamedu. Earlier, on February 5 at least 37 bull tamers were injured in Madurai's Avanipuram during Jallikattu.

Of the injured, nine have been admitted to hospital for medical treatment, while the others who are not critical are being given first aid.

Amid continuing protests over the ban on Jallikattu across the state, the Tamil Nadu Assembly had on January 23 unanimously passed an amendment bill, clearing the path for conducting Jallikattu without any hindrance.

Source: ANI