first_imgAt Alanganallur, protesters declined to hold the sport byAt Alanganallur, protesters declined to hold the sport by blocking the entry and exit points of the sprawling sporting arena.A group of organisers had removed the bulls from the arena as well.Tension prevailed in Manojipatti village near Thanjavur when villagers refused to conduct jallikattu. They placed barricades en route to the venue where Agriculture Minister Duraikannu is expected to inaugurate it.At Pudukottai, jallikattu was inaugurated by Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar.In Thanjavur, nearly 500 youths reportedly picketed a passenger train from Mayiladuthurai to Tirunelvelli at Kumbakonam as part of the protest.Kangeyam cattle research centre president Karthikeya Senathipathy in a Facebook post appealed to the youths to end the stir as an ordinance has been promulgated for holding the bull taming sport.The inauguration of the Rekla Race (Ox cart race), popular in Western parts of Tamil Nadu, at Coimbatore witnessed protests from students demanding a permanent solution for holding of jallikattu.Even as the race was flagged-off by state Local Administration Minister S P Velumani, a large number of students arrived at Codisia Grounds, venue of Rekla race, and staged a sit-in on the premises.Speaking to reporters, Velumani said some “vested interests” were trying to create confusion among the students about the ordinance.The students said they will “allow the race” to be held only after, what they called a “permanent solution”, was in sight.Jallikattu was banned following a Supreme Court order in May 2014. PTI SSN NVM VGN COR BN TIRadvertisementlast_img read more