Jallikattu remains a passion for people in certain regions of India and anyone opposing the same is considered against the region or state. When the Hon’ble Supreme Court passed order directing inspection of the Jallikattu, the AWBI was unable to get a realistic report on the happenings, apparently the local HAWOs were under pressure to not to give a true picture of cruelty involved in Jallikattu. Manoj visited the places including Alanganallur Avaniapuram, Ponnamaravathy,  Venthanpatti, Sravayal, Palemedu where there was considerable opposition to his visit and he was openly threatened by the organizers and local against ‘negative’ reporting. He hired a contingent of photographers and videographers in each of the districts who covered all areas of the events. His report was liked by the AWBI and also considered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Animal Welfare Board of India v. A. Nagaraja, (2014) 7 SCC 547 as one of the main reasons for bringing an end to cruel rural sports and upholding the ban on such practices

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