TN villagers violate SC ban, organise 'rekla'

TN villagers violate SC ban, organise 'rekla'

 Even as protests continued for the fourth day, more than 100 people courted arrest in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu after they tried to organise Jallikattu in defiance of the apex court ban on the event.

The police also arrested several Jallikattu supporters for organising the bull-taming sport, defying Section 144, which was imposed in several sensitive areas on Friday.

In Coimbatore district, nearly 200 villagers organised a ‘rekla’ (ox cart) race in Ettimadi taluk in protest against the ban on Jallikattu. However, no arrests were made since the event organisers dispersed before the police arrived at the spot.

All attention is on Alanganallur, famous for conducting Jallikattu during Pongal, after villagers warned that they would go ahead with the event on Sunday. Additional security forces have been deployed in the area.

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