Group protests ban on jallikattu

He demanded the promulgation of an ordinance to conduct Jallikattu.

The party has supported the demand to allow the festival to be organized in the state again. Can the State government pass its own law or put pressure on the Supreme Court to revoke the ban? "The Centre would be supportive of the steps taken by the State Government".

Panneerselvam said steps will be taken soon. All is well that ends well. Modi told the chief minister that the Centre could not do anything about the ban because the case was being heard in the Supreme Court. Legal experts themselves air different viewpoints.

Protesters converged on Thursday in Marina Beach, a busy area of Chennai city, calling for the practice to continue, privately-run broadcaster NDTV reported. Here are the tweets by Modi regarding Jallikattu issue in Tamilnadu.

Critics say organisers lace the bulls' feed with liquor to make them less steady on their feet and chuck chilli powder into their faces and eyes to throw them into a sudden frenzy as they are released from a holding pen. Therefore, we must know how much money our films are making in Tamil Nadu to come to an informed opinion.

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The peaceful protestors at the Marina beach blocked the road for some time, forcing the police to do a mild baton charge to disperse them.

It was only in January 2016 (when Narendra Modi took over as prime minister) that the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change amended its 2011 notification, allowing jallikattu and bullock cart races across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat with specific conditions. Sometimes, participants must also try and remove red flags attached to the bull's horns.

Meanwhile, a joint meeting of various Tamil outfits has called for a dawn to dusk strike in support of jallikattu in Pondicherry on January 20. Traffic came to a virtual standstill on arterial Kamarajar Salai abutting the beach nearly throughout the day with the agitators spilling over on to the road.

Protests against the ban have been gaining strength at several other places in Tamil Nadu.

The bench, however, asked the petitioner to approach the High Court for relief. Sports falls within the domain of the state, it does not fall within the domain of the Centre. PWF convener Thol. Thirumavalavan, however, saw a design behind the protesters keeping political parties away. PETAvai Thadai Sei" (Ban PETA) and "Vendum, Vendum. The Opposition DMK and Cong too have backed the 12-hour bandh.

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As the Jallikattu row intensifies, Tamil Nadu is seen to be united on the issue for uplifting the ban imposed by the Supreme Court.

He also flayed BJP on various issues, including the Cauvery water-sharing dispute. Major trade unions of various transport corporationshave also chose to observe a day-long strike, which was expected to affect the transport services. They are also seeking a ban on the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which has antagonised the people for having anti-jallikaatu stand. It is organised during the harvest festival Pongal.

In Salem, a student suffered burns during a "rail roko" agitation.

Anguished by the continuing ban on Jallikattu for the third year in a row, people in some villages in Madurai district observed a "Black Pongal".

"That experience is helping them now", he added. The general feeling is that TN would observe a total shut down on Friday. In Mumbai, Tamilians wearing black clothes gathered and raised slogans against the ban in the western suburb of Kandivali led by Tamilar Protector Movement, its Maharashtra Secretary, TR Bhagyaraj, said. Local traders chose to down their shutters on Friday in support of jallikattu.

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PMK's Ramadoss also said student and youth wing members of the party are participating in the protests. Students and nurses of Thanjavur Medical College Hospital staged a dharna in front of the local railway junction.


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