The proposed jallikattu here on January 9 will be held only if the State government gives permission and issues guidelines, Electricity Minister V. Senthilbalaji said here on Tuesday after inaugurating Pongal goodies distribution.
“If the government permits jallikattu in southern districts, the event will be held in Coimbatore as well. It depends on the government’s decision,” he said in response to a question. There was only a certain number of tokens the jallikattu organisers could issue depending on the time taken for the event.
They could not accommodate every bull owners’ application and it was depending on the time factor that the organisers had decided to issue 800 – 850 participation tokens, he replied to a question on the organisers denying permission to a few bull owners.
People can enjoy watching our traditional sport “Jallikattu” in Coimbatore with safety protocols.
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