News reports say that the Supreme Court order on the Diwali firecracker ban mentions “Diwali” in almost every paragraph and in a few instances “Dussehra”.
They have had UNILATERIAL RULINGS – REALLY RESTRICTIONS on Dahi Handi of Krishna Janmasthmi, during Holi and the Jallikattu (bull-hugging race). People feel that Hindu festivals are being unfairly targeted and these rulings are either stopping their celebrations or taking joy out of them. Social media where people are really angry about this most recent and all earlier restrictions, they have listed many instances of intolerance of Hindu culture.
Diwali firecrackers are arguably a small part of the pollution, while many other aspects – car and bus traffic, construction, fires from nearby states all account for huge pollution in Delhi. The honorable Supreme Court has taken the easiest and most controversial step with this firecracker ban – with no scientific backup. Does the Court care about people’s sentiments? Most people would say – they do not based on views expressed in various media…
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 20 Oct 2017
Jallikattu is a key part of Tamil Nadu’s pongal and harvest festival celebrated for thousands of years, so it should be allowed. It is animal friendly, and the bulls are not harmed. The sport gets lots of local and rural interest and provides good entertainment. Why should the wishes of the people of Tamil Nadu supersede some so called arm chair animal lovers? If the reason is love for animals, then killing of animals for meat should not be allowed? Why the over-legislation and court orders on the traditions and rituals of one community (happens to be the majority community)?
Source: DNA India
- 12 Jan 2017
Jallikattu the bull taming ritual and festival had been held continuously for centuries till the last UPA government banned it in 2011. They took the view of NGOs like as PETA and others who have no understanding of local sentiment and cultural nuances, protest have continued to protest the ban on this.
- 18 Jan 2016
Jadhguru J V of Isha Foundation says the pseudo secular (most intelligentia and the presstitude media) are fighting to get Jallikattu banned. In addition to portraying our cultural richness and heritage, Jallikattu was a sport, in which Indian Bulls are groomed to participate. Young Tamilians, who participate are dynamic, agile and preparing for Jallikattu keeps them away from Alcohol and other bad habits. In this sport, bulls are not harmed and there is no question of being killed o even any cruelty, as the bulls are workshipped. On the the other extreme, the same pseudo seculars support cow and bull slaughter, which takes life out of animal … a double standard?
- 16 Jan 2016
Tamil Nadu citizens and those who believe in Jallikattu are both really upset and seething with anger. Several citizens filed a petition with the Supreme Court 18 months ago but they did not take up the case, but when PETA and other groups filed petitions, the Supreme Court heard it immediately.
Source: The News Minute
- 13 Jan 2016
Jallikattu is a traditional sport that symbolizes the spirit of ‘kshatriyata’ or manliness. Jallikattu involves the traditional bull-taming ritual in Tamil Nadu and for centuries has always been part of the auspicious Pongal festival, similar to Sankaranthi and Lohri festival of other parts of India. This was so till NGOs both Indian and foreign ones put pressure on the Supreme Court to have this banned. The Indian central government has now voided the ban. Jallikattu is unlike the Spanish bull fights where the bull is caused great harm. In Tamil Nadu and South India the bull is highly revered, so the festival is about taming it but not to torture it and cause it harm, and in any case there are required safeguards.
Source: Chennai Online
- 11 Jan 2016