Now Aadhaar mandatory for Jallikattu in Chennai

Madurai locale organization on Thursday made the Aadhaar enlistment compulsory for bull tamers to take part in Jallikattu festivities on January 14. The most recent move comes after the theories of support of tamers in gigantic numbers. Jallikattu, one of the unmistakable celebrations in Tamil Nadu, is praised on January 14 consistently.

Miffed after the new diktat, the workers charged that the area organization has passed the requests in scramble.They added they are left with very less time to arrange all requisite documents before the festival.

The district administration, reports claimed, expects that the move will help it in managing large crowds at the celebrations in an efficient manner. Similarly, it will also put a check on illegal elements too.

Earlier, the Aminal Welfare Board of India had issued guidelines for bull tamers to be observed at Jallikattu celebrations. In its recommendations, the board said that no animals should be subjected to nicotine and cocaine tests once they are declared fit to participate in the event.

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“The creature chose ought to likewise be put to nicotine test, cocaine test before a testament of reasonableness of the bulls to take part in the occasion is issued by the experts,” the board said.

The board also recommended mandatory one-day insurance for bull. “During the event, one-day insurance, which is already in practice, should be made compulsory for the bulls, bullocks, bull owners [and] participants.” The board also said the calves below the age of three would not be allowed to participate in the event.

“The events should be videographed, and that calves below the age of three and above 15 years will not be eligible to participate,” the guidelines added.

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