Sunday, January 22, 2017

Indian PM overturns bull-wrestling ban

An Indian state on Saturday lifted a Supreme Court ban on a popular bull-wrestling festival  after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the event should be allowed to go ahead.

Modi overturned the ban on the festival after massive protests in southern India by demonstrators who called the court's ruling an attack on their culture.

India's Supreme Court outlawed the bull-wrestling Jallikattu festival last year after a plea by animal rights groups, which have long accused participants in the event - held annually across southern Tamil Nadu state - of cruelty to the animals.
 elethos.gr/AFP
21/1/17

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