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If Tamil identity means terrifying a helpless animal, then perhaps Tamil culture is indeed in great peril.
We should know what we're fighting for or against...
Let's make this clear: jallikattu is animal abuse. No reasonable person who is able to step outside their cultural biases would be able to deny this. But the problem surrounding the banning of jallika...
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The buzz was that Sasikala will take over as CM on 18 January.
"Our nation is stronger and richer because of Tamil-Canadians."
The Supreme Court on Thursday had rejected the plea to pass a judgement on Jallikattu before Pongal.
It’s a cruel sport that goes against the values that Tamil culture stands for.
“Unfair to ask the bench to pass order."
Sasikala or Chinnamma, had urged the Central Government to roll back the announcement of Pongal as restricted holiday.
"Pongal finds place only in the list of 12 optional holidays."
Naidu said no one should have a problem with the sport.
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With a view for animal welfare, the Supreme Court on May 2014 banned the bull fighting sport.
Jallikattu is more than a sport or an event. It is part of Tamil cultural identity. When we debate an issue, it needs to be framed holistically. Here are some reasons why I believe that this sport needs to be protected and preserved, while also ensuring that the animals are treated properly.