The Tamil Nadu Assembly’s first session of 2017 commenced today with the governor’s speech. “A bill to replace the ordinance amending the relevant provision of the Prevention of Cruelty Animals Act (PCA), 1960” was one among the various other topics that the governor spoke about. He also appreciated the solidarity showed by the people of the state to conduct Jallikattu.… Continue reading "Governor hails Jallikattu protests"
As police evicted Jallikattu protesters from Marina, violence broke out in roads leading to the beach as the protestors pelted stones at police, torched police vehicles, barricades and damaged them. Some staged a sit-in on the sands while others regrouped in nearby areas, shouting slogans and allegedly throwing stones on policemen. Police burst teargas shells and reportedly lathicharged to chase… Continue reading "Violence in Marina: Cops lathicharge, protesters torch police station"
The Central government acted swiftly on Friday night and cleared an ordinance on Jallikattu, paving the way for Tamil Nadu government to promulgate it in an effort to end the protests that have paralysed the state for the last four days. The development raises hopes that massive public protests in Tamil Nadu could soon end peacefully. The law ministry gave… Continue reading "Jallikattu: Centre clears TN’s ordinance"
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support to jallikattu, an emotive issue which triggered mass protests across the state. Thanking Modi for being instrumental in getting the clearances of various Ministries and that of the President for the Ordinance within a day, Panneerselvam also thanked the lakhs of students and youths, who… Continue reading "CM says all hurdles cleared for Jallikattu, thanks PM"
Agitators at Marina today refused to withdraw their protest, saying that the ordinance by the Tamil Nadu government was just a temporary move. They said they want a permanent solution and their protest will continue till that. Pressure mounted on the government to hold the event as lakhs of students and youths, for the first ever in the history of… Continue reading "Protesters at Marina refuse to withdraw agitation"
Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao has approved the jallikattu ordinance and the bull taming sport will be held at Alaganallur in Madurai and other parts of the state tomorrow. The ordinance was signed by Rao, who came from Maharashtra on Saturday evening for this specific purpose. Accordingly, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act will be amended through this… Continue reading "TN clears ordinance for Jallikattu"
Making a fervent appeal to the students and youths to call off their massive agitation on Jallikattu issue, Tamil Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has said he would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday to press for an immediate Ordinance to enable holding of the bull taming sport, which could not be held for the last… Continue reading "Jallikattu: TN ups pressure on Centre for ordinance"
As pro-Jallikattu protests across Tamil Nadu continued to gain steam, chief minister O Panneerselvam today chaired a high level meeting to take stock of the situation. Meanwhile, the Madras High Court today said it will not “interfere” on the issue of protests in the city against the ban on Jallikattu, holding that the Supreme Court was seized of the matter.… Continue reading "Jallikattu protests intensfiy, CM holds crucial meeting, HC declines to interfere"
Around 5,000 people, mostly students and techies, were on an overnight protest along the Marina beach in Chennai demanding permission to host the banned bull-taming festival Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. By holding mobile torch lights, they also demanded a ban on animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA. Strangers to each other, the people who received… Continue reading "Over 5000 stage overnight protest at Marina for Jallikattu"
Several youths on Monday made an unsuccessful bid to tame bulls released on the roads at Alanganallur by miscreants as police resorted to baton charge to disperse them even as a crowd gathered expecting Jallikattu to be conducted. Police personnel in large numbers, including from armed reserve and special battalions from other districts, were deployed at Alanganallur in Madurai district… Continue reading "Tradition Vs Law: Masssive protests for Jallikattu, police baton charge"