Tamil Nadu: 37 bull-tamers injured during Jallikattu in Madurai

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Madurai (Tamil Nadu)[India], Feb 5. (ANI): At least 37 bull-tamers injured in Madurai's Avanipuram during Jallikattu. As per the reports, nine people were admitted to the hospital for medical treatment, while others who were not critically injured, have been given first aid. The collector said that concerned teams have been deployed to take stock of the situation, adding that the government has ensured safety of the people and bulls. "We are conducting Jallikattu in accordance with the government's order and taking care of all the aspects. We have deployed the concerned teams. We are ensuring the safety of the bull and the participants. Injured people have been referred to the hospital and they are stable now," collector Veera Raghav told ANI. The Tamil NaSdu assembly on January 23 unanimously passed the Jallikattu Bill revoking the ban on the bull taming sports. Tamil Nadu Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao on January 21 approved the ordinance issued by the state government.(ANI)