Raghava Lawrence, Gauthaman meet CM; thank for Jallikattu law

Raghava Lawrence, Gauthaman meet CM; thank for Jallikattu law

Actor-filmmaker-choreographer Raghava Lawrence, director Gauthaman, students and activists called on Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam and thanked him for taking all steps to remove the ban on Jallikattu.

“It will be fair to take action against those who instigated and indulged in violence and not against students,” Lawrence told reporters in Chennai after calling on Panneerselvam at his residence.

Along with other supporters of Jallikattu, he visited Panneerselvam and thanked him for amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 paving the way for holding the sport in Tamil Nadu.

It is learnt that, during the meeting, Gauthaman and others requested the CM to take steps for the release of students who were arrested for violence during protest.

Only on Saturday, Gauthaman was detained in Chennai, as he staged a protest against the police attack on Jallikattu protesters on Monday last.

Lawrence also said the state government should bear the cost of medical treatment for students who were injured in the violence. “The CM has assured that it will be considered.”

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