India: Protests in Tamil Nadu are not merely about a bullfight
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India: Protests in Tamil Nadu are not merely about a bullfight

The South Indian state of Tamil Nadu was the center of protests hundreds of thousands of people strong after the Indian Supreme Court turned down a plea on January 12 to withdraw the ban on Jallikattu, a form of traditional bullfight. By January 18, young people from all walks of life, including many women, took to the streets in large numbers and occupied the Marina Beach in Chennai. Under pressure, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu on January 20 announced that a law has been drafted and sent to the central government. The protests have continued, demanding a permanent solution.


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