Major News and Events of 19 January 2017
What Happened on 19 January 2017
Tamil Nadu CM meets PM in New Delhi, wants Ordinance on Jallikattu
As per reports, more than 20 school children died and many others were injured after a bus collided with a truck in Etah, Uttar Pradesh. Reports say that the authorities had ordered the schools in the region to close for the day due to a dip in temperatures, but this school was running despite of the orders. The mishap occurred in Aliganj.
The reason of the accident is still not known.
Prime minister Narendra Modi expressed his sorrow on the death of the children.
Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam met prime minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and recommended him to issue an ordinance on Jallikattu. However, the prime minister appreciated the cultural significance of the traditional sport but said the matter is subjudice.
Jallikattu is being strongly supported by actors, sports persons and artists and there have been much protest on the streets of Tamil Nadu. People are voicing their support for the bull-taming sport even on social media.