Jallikattu protest: Rahman breaks fast, SC defers verdict for week; TN to issue ordinance

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court accepted the Centre's request and deffered its decision on Jallikattu for the week.

As protest demanding the conduct of bull taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu intensifies, state government on January 20 announced that it will issue an ordinance to ensure the conduct of sport in a day or two and has submitted a draft of it to the Union Home Ministry.

After discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and consultations with legal experts, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam announced this morning that the state government will amend a Central act on Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to allow conduct of Jallikattu in the state with Centre’s backing and urged protestors across the state to withdraw their agitation following the likelihood of the bull taming sport to be held in a “day or two.”

Meanwhile, many prominent faces, including AR Rahman, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Chess maestro Vishwanathan Anand and others, extended their support to the game, calling it an integral part of Tamil culture and Pongal.

Earlier today, the Supreme Court accepted the Centre’s request and deferred its decision on Jallikattu for the week.

Here are the updates:

And, finally A R Rahman ends his fast and was live on Periscope