Youngsters who were part of the recent protest for Jallikattu at Marina in Chennai have floated a political party, named ‘En Desam, En Urimai’ (My Country, My Right). One of the core members, Ebenezer, said that the party was born after repeated anti-people moves by the governments so far. “For over 40 years, the governments ruling us have been doing… Continue reading "Jallikattu youth start political party, to contest in civic polls"
Thirty-six people were injured, one of them seriously, in a jallikattu event held at Avanipuram in Madurai district amid high security on Sunday, in which more than 900 bulls were used, police said. People from several parts of Tamil Nadu arrived at Madurai to participate in the event. “We are conducting Jallikattu in accordance with the government’s order and taking… Continue reading "36 injured in Jallikattu in Avaniapuram"
The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it would withdraw its 2016 notification allowing bull taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu in view of the fresh legislation, passed by the state assembly, on the issue. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi’s statement for the Centre was spurred by a mentioning made by a lawyer as soon as a three-judge… Continue reading "Centre to withdraw Jallikattu notification from SC"
Week-long demonstrations over Jallikattu ended on Monday, after the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a Bill removing the ban on the bull taming sport. Earlier, tense moments prevailed with police forcibly evicting protesters on Chennai’s Marina Beach that resembled a wrestling ring. Police resorted to lathi charge and fired tear gas at several places in the Tamil Nadu capital. In Coimbatore,… Continue reading "Protests withdrawn at Marina, Jallikattu Bill passed at Assembly"
Expressing deep anguish over the incidents of violence during the pro-jallikattu struggle across Tamil Nadu, superstar Rajinikanth appealed to the protesters to call off the agitation immediately. In a statement, Rajinkanth appealed to the protesters not to give any room for some antisocial elements to capitalise on the their hard-fought struggle earning goodwill and name and to tarnish the image… Continue reading "Rajini’s emotional appeal to protesters, says he is pained"
Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi has dismissed the rumours that through these protests, he is trying to venture into politics, through a video. The music composer stated that he had quit the protest in Coimbatore as he was hurt by certain allegations and not out of fear. He said that he left the protests at the VOC Park in Coimbatore as he… Continue reading "I am not entering politics: Hiphop Aadhi"
Actor-choreographer Raghava Lawrence has said that protests are over and said at a time when they were planning to call it off, the police started action. Speaking to reporters in Chennai, he requested agitators to disperse peacefully. Welcoming the jallikattu ordinance promulgated by Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday, he thanked Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam and his government.… Continue reading "Raghava Lawrence’s appeal to protesters"
Actor and radio jockey RJ Balaji has requested the protesters to go home. He said the government promulgating an ordinance in itself was success to the peaceful protests conducted over the last week. He said in a video statement: “Instead of celebrating the first success (of making the Government to promulgate an ordinance), why are you venturing into violent protests?”… Continue reading "Go home, RJ Balaji tells protesters"
Animal rights activist Radha Rajan has sought to clear the air on her reported remarks on Jallikattu protesters, which triggered protests against her,. In a release, she said, “the statement on ‘free sex’; which is doing the rounds on social media is not a factual account of what I said. I spoke to a person who told me he was… Continue reading "Radha Rajan apologises for sexual remark, says she was misquoted"