Jallikattu will be held across Tamil Nadu tomorrow: Panneerselv

Jallikattu will be held across Tamil Nadu tomorrow: Panneerselv
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CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday promulgated an ordinance for the conduct of jallikattu.

The Union government on Friday cleared the state's draft ordinance to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, enabling the conduct of jallikattu.

"The Governor's nod was obtained today for the ordinance to amend Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, which has the approval of President Pranab Mukherjee," Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam said.

"The ordinance was promulgated by the Tamil Nadu government and jallikattu is to be conducted with the customary fervour all over the state with all necessary safeguards," the chief minister said.

The chief minister will leave for Madurai on Saturday night and flag off jallikattu at Alanganallur at 10am on Sunday. In other districts, local ministers will inaugurate the event.

Panneerselvam said the state government would introduce a bill replacing ordinance on Monday, the first day of the assembly session.

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