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I support the traditional Jallikattu festival: Digvijay

Last Modified Thursday, 19 January 2017 (13:13 IST)
New Delhi: Amid the protests in Chennai over banning of the festival by the Supreme Court, senior Congress leader and AICC general secretary today said he supports the traditional festival. 'I support the Traditional Jallikattu festival. It is much better than Bullfighting in Spain where the Bull is killed. It must be allowed,'Mr Singh said in a tweet.

Thousands of people have been agitating across Tamil Nadu, demanding that a ban on bull-taming festival Jallikattu be lifted. The had banned Jallikattu in 2014 on a petition by animal rights activists. Jallikattu is held during the harvest festival of Pongal. It had not been held for the last two years and was not held this year on Pongal, last Saturday. The Tamil Nadu has been urging the Centre to issue an ordinance to allow holding of the festival. (UNI)
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