1 killed, 30 injured in Jallikattu

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Madurai, Jan 16 (PTI): One person was killed and 30 injuredin the ''Jallikattu'' (taming of the bull) at nearbyPallumedu today, held as part of the Pongal harvestfestivities.

More than 300 persons participated in the event, which washeld as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court.

The injured were immediately treated at a medical campset up near the venue, officials said.

They said organisers of the jallikattu at Alanganallurtomorrow have fixed a fee of Rs 500 for participants.

On November 27, 2010 the supreme court in accordance withthe law enacted on regulation of event, permitted the TamilNadu government to allow �jallikattu� for five months in ayear from January 15 .

The court said animals participating in the event are tobe categorized as per provisions of the Act and that DistrictCollectors are to make sure that the animals should beregistered to the Animal Welfare Board. The Board would alsosend its representative to monitor the event. PTI SSN APR

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