Tamil Nadu passes bill to legalize Jallikattu
The ongoing protests to lift the ban on the controversial bull-taming sport, Jallikattu, the Tamil Nadu Assembly on January 23 passed the bill to replace the ordinance on Jallikattu. Amid the uproar in several parts of Tamil Nadu in support Jallikattu, the bill replacing the ordinance passed by the Governer on January 21, was tabled by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.
The protest which was being carried out peacefully till yesterday took a violent turn today. The angry protesters set the Ice House Police Station to fire, near the Marina Beach whereas the TN police detained over 100 students who were protesting near Meenakshi Hall in Coimbatore.
Earlier this day, the TN police asked the protesters at Chennai’s Marina beach to call back their agitation as “their purpose has been fully achieved” since the state government promulgated an ordinance on January 21. But the protesters demanded more time which compelled the police to take charge forcefully.