Tamers attempt to get on to the hump of a bull as part of the traditional 'Jallikattu' festival, in Madurai district. The bull owners are given prizes if their animals outmanouvered the waiting men and the participants are rewarded if they managed to hang from the hump of the bulls for a while.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while attending Jallikattu, a traditional bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu, during Pongal in Madurai. Puducherry CM Narayanasamy, TNCC President K S Alagiri and DMK youth wing leader Udayanidhi Stalin are also seen.
A participant tries to control a bull at the annual bull taming event 'Jallikattu' in Avaniyapuram village on the outskirts of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The deeply held religious ritual had been banned for two years after India’s Supreme Court found it cruel. Jallikattu returned to Tamil Nadu in 2017 after tens of thousands of people protested for weeks and forced the government to rush new legislation exempting it from animal cruelty laws.
A man tries to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu involves releasing a bull into a crowd of people who attempt to grab it and ride it.
DMK working president MK Stalin on a day long fast at Valluvar Kottam along with his party MLAs, MPs and cadres seeking "permanent" removal of obstacles to hold bull taming sport Jallikattu, in Chennai.