TN to take steps to protect sports like Jallikattu: Minister

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Chennai, Jan 24 (UNI) Tamil Nadu would take steps to protect ''heroic sports'' like 'Jallikattu' (taming of bull), State Youth Welfare and Sports Development Minister T P M Mohideenkhan told the Assembly today.

The Minister was reacting to a query raised by Congress MLA and Whip S Peter Alphonse during the Question Hour.

Commending the efforts taken by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for helping conduct 'Jallikattu' during Pongal Festival after Supreme Court order, Mr Alphonse wanted to know whether the government would bring in a special law to protect this sport.

In his response, Mr Mohideenkhan said the member has come out with a good suggestion and he would consult the Chief Minister to take necessary steps on the issue.


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