Jallikattu Stirs Protest Across Tamil Nadu; CM to Meet PM Modi

Symbolic ‘jallikattu’ events, where bulls were let loose, were reported from Madurai, Sivaganga and Pattukottai.

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Thousands of students today gathered on the sands of Marina here as protests demanding lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport 'jallikattu' snowballed across Tamil Nadu.

Faced with mounting anger on the streets, the top brass of the state government got into a huddle as Chief Minister O Panneerselvam decided to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday seeking an ordinance for conduct of the age-old sport. He will be accompanied by 51 MPs of AIADMK.

He appealed to the students to give up their protests even as IT sector employees and several more actors joined the chorus for allowing 'jallikattu'.

The epicentre of protests appeared to have shifted to the state capital with thousands of students and youths collecting on Marina beach demanding an end to the ban on the age-old sport, saying it symbolised Tamil culture and the ban reflected an anti-Tamil mindset.

Symbolic 'jallikattu' events, where bulls were let loose, were reported from Madurai, Sivaganga and Pattukottai.

Video Editor: Sandeep Suman

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