Over a dozen men suffered mild injuries as jallikattu and manjuvirattu (a variation of the bull-taming sport) were today held at Tiruchirappalli and Sivaganga districts of Tamil Nadu respectively in which hundreds of bulls were used, police said.
Hundreds participated in the events which were witnessed by thousands of spectators.
While jallikattu was held at Karungulam, near Manapparai in Tiruchirappalli district, manjuvirattu was held in two villages, including Siravayal, in Sivaganga district.
Manjuvirattu was held in Krishnagiri district too.
Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan was present at a manjuvirattu event in Sivaganga district.
Top officials of the district and police administrations, including the Collector and SP, were also present at the events.
Police said all precautionary measures, including mandatory medical tests for bulls and participants as laid down by the state government, were taken before the conduct of the bull-taming sports.
Over a dozen men suffered mild injuries in the jallikattu and manjuvirattu events, they added.
Amid continuing protests over a jallikattu ban across the state, the Tamil Nadu Assembly had, on January 23, unanimously passed an amendment bill, clearing the path for conducting the bull-taming sport without any hindrance.
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