After Jallikkattu, Tamil Nadu Body Seeks To Lift Ban On Toddy

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After Jallikkattu, Tamil Nadu Body Seeks To Lift Ban On Toddy

In the centuries-old festival of Jallikattu, which means "bull-taming", bulls are let loose and young men compete to subdue them. (File Photo)

Coimbatore:  Buoyed by the lifting of the ban on traditional bull-taming tradition Jallikkattu, Tamil Nadu Toddy Movement today renewed its appeal to revoke the 29-year-old ban on country liquor in the state.

Welcoming the Centre's notification on Jallikattu that paves way for the sport to be held across the state during Pongal, toddy movement secretary S Nallasamy urged the Centre to take steps to lift the 29-year old ban on country liquor tapping.

"Toddy was tapped during this harvest festival and it was unfortunate that the ban was only in Tamil Nadu, which was against the Constitution," he claimed.

"The festival of pongal would be complete only if Tamil Nadu government took steps to lift the ban on toddy, or else it should come forward for a debate with it," Mr Nallasamy added.

 

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