“Hey , do you support jallikattu ? Or no to jallikattu”, a non Tamil friend of mine, casually asked. He did not sound ‘for’ or ‘against’ jallikattu. “hey, of course I support Jallikattu” answer came spontaneously from within me. I really thought again, why did I say that answer.But, I am strong and clear that it is yes, support Jallikattu. We discussed about animal trouble, people dying etc, my heart was not convinced. I said, “it is more personal that social.It is a tradition, it has a history and pride”. We also discussed about the politics behind the ban of jallikattu, which is also giving space for international milk suppliers to attack India rather spoil India with their products and the cows breeded with jallikattu bulls produce high quality milk which is a threat for those international monsters. Few Sharukh khan , Salman Khan songs on TV were good enough for us to divert the topic.
I wanted to ask myself again, why I support Jallikattu ? It is equal to asking why do you like your parents house so much ? Why do you feel comfortable at your native even if it is in village? Areh, this is where and how we lived, how we were brought up, it is tradition, it stands in our culture and definition. While you beautifully start explaining about why should we ban jallikattu, pls have a look at below pictures.
C’mon, it is ‘just’ an army practice with camels, they are ‘just’ agori babas, it is ‘just’ liquor shop, what can we do about rape or that bus or prostitution? these are not a legal ones, they are ‘just’ crimes in India. Why on earth did you keep actors salary in this list ? It is ‘just’ business.
Are these your questions ? My answer , a Tamilian answer
This is ‘just’ a sport for you and one of ‘our’ tradition’ for us. While the above are not exactly to be banned (except for the crimes), they are also ‘not so good’ for the developing India. So, go and ban everything from Jammu Kashmir and start your BAN behaviour from top, come to us last.
People die in jallikattu. Areh, people face extreme health issues in every sport. People die in plane crash, ban aeroplanes. People die in train accident, ban railways. People die for many reasons. Farmers die for a reason, now dear government – you have that reason on hand, and you can do something about it. Please go ahead and prioritise that.
Jallikattu is neither for killing people nor for hurting bulls. There is a big history behind our sport. We celebrate mattu pongal as the day next to pongal where we worship bulls and cows who farm along with farmers, who gives milk. Tamil culture has a festival to worship and celebrate our cows and bulls. Every Pongal wish will have cows and bulls in the greeting card. Dare not touch our culture. ENNA DA RASCALA !
There are so many cases pending and postponed on various reasons, close those cases. Don’t think we are easy targets ! We see no reason to ban jallikattu now ! Neither we nor our bulls, do not play jallikattu with us !
Moral of the story : We don’t have to explain why we support Jallikattu, instead we don’t find a reason to ban Jallikattu…
I SUPPORT JALLIKUTTU ! PODA DEI ! DHIL IRUNDHA JALLIKATTU KU VADA DEI !