After observing the strengthened protest in favour of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, chief minister O Panneeselvam has ensured the people of the state that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 19 and urge him to promulgate an ordinance to lift the ban on the bull-fighting sport.
Panneerselvam is scheduled to arrive New Delhi today and discuss the prospects of bringing an ordinance over the sport. The AIADMK hs also given confirmation over the same on twitter. The people staging the protest have also been requested to give up their protest.
“Tamil Nadu Government will continue to take necessary steps to ensure holding of Jallikattu – CM O.Panneerselvam,” said the tweet.
The protesters have gathered in huge numbers to raise their voice in legalising Jallikattu back in the state claiming it a part of their tradition. People are taking support of the social media to communicate and garner more and more support.
Tamil Nadu Government will continue to take necessary steps to ensure holding Jallikattu – Honourable CM Thiru.O.Panneerselvam
— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) January 18, 2017
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2017
On January 18, thousands of students gathered at Chennai’s Marina Beach in Chennai on Thursday. A man also buried himself in the sand near Marina beach as Jallikattu protest intensifies across the state. By evening, police took 14 protesters, all law students, to Panneerselvam for a meeting at his residence. After the 10-minute meeting, the students told reporters that they won’t disperse despite the CM assuring them that he would speak to the PM.
On January 16, thousands of people gathered on the streets in Madurai’s Alanganallur town defied the court’s order by conducting the controversial sports Jallikattu.
People had gathered in large numbers to stage a protest against SC’s order to not conduct Jallikattu on Pongal. A large contingent of Police personnel were sent to the spot and the bulls brought for the game were seized by them. The police also charged lathis on the crowd and detained around 500 people protesting for the sport.