In a Jallikattu event held at Avanipuram in the district amid high-security today, 36 participants were injured. About 900 bulls were used in the event. All the injured were being treated at the medical camp put up near the venue, police said. According to reports, there were 1200 people and 950 bulls participating in the event in Madurai which was inaugurated by Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar and District Collector Veeraraghava Rao.
Police said they took safety measures, including mandatory medical tests for bulls and participants as laid down by the state government. According to DNA reports, 15 medical teams and 20ambulances were arranged for a safe execution of the festival.
Amid continuing protests over Jallikattu ban across the state, the Tamil Nadu Assembly had on January 23 unanimously passed an amendment bill, clearing the path for conducting Jallikattu without any hindrance.