Jallikattu row: Day after Tamil Nadu Assembly legalises bull-taming sport, Karnataka Government wants to organise Kambala

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Chennai | Updated: January 24, 2017 5:58:18 PM

Protesters at Chennai's Marina Beach say they believe in police but they need time to discuss about the ordinance, demand half day time.

In an early morning crackdown, the police here started removing scores of protesters who were demonstrating at the Marina beach for the past one week, demanding a permanent solution for holding Jallikattu. (PTI image)In an early morning crackdown, the police here started removing scores of protesters who were demonstrating at the Marina beach for the past one week, demanding a permanent solution for holding Jallikattu. (PTI image)

The Tamil Nadu State Assembly on Monday cleared bill legalising controversial bull-taming sports Jallikattu. The bill, passed by state in a special session called by the speaker, replaces the ordinance brought for the same. Earlier, Jallikattu protests turned violent in its fifth day as some of the miscreants set vehicles and police post on fire near Chennai’s Marina beach.  Protests turned violent after the police in Chennai started removing scores of protesters. The crackdown following an advisory, the crackdown comes on a day when the state Assembly is expected to discuss the matter after the customary Governor’s address. After a mass protest by the people in Chennai and in other parts of India for more than two weeks, Jallikattu has received all the clearances. The cultural event was celebrated in several districts across Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Taking note of the cultural importance of the event, PM Narendra Modi on Saturday had assured the people that the centre stands with the people of Chennai.

Watch video: Jallikattu Row Intensifies, Police Attempt To Evict People Gathering In Support

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5:55 PM: We have withdrawn the 2016 notification allowing #jallikattu in Tamil Nadu in view of fresh legislation: Centre to Suprteme Court.

11: 30 AM: Have been demanding this for over 20 yrs. We were the early agitators of this law because it showed double standard: Kamal Haasan.

11:15 AM:  Actor Kamal Haasan addresses media in Chennai over Jallikattu issue, says he was shocked to see video of cop committing arson, He expressed hope that some sort of explanation is given for the people to calm down.

10:50 AM: PMK MP Ambumani Ramadoss says says miscreants who hijacked peaceful protests must be identified; demands CBI probe.

10:39 AM: Day after Tamil Nadu Assembly legalises bull-taming sport, Karnataka Government wants to organise Kambala. Speaking to reporters,  CM Siddaramaiah says, “We are for Kambala,a traditional game which has to be continued.We’ll examine it, will do it and bring in ordinance if necessary”.

Monday

5.37 pm: AIADMK tweets.

5.27 pm: Jallikattu has now been formally legalised by Tamil Nadu Assembly.

5.17 pm: Bill passed by Tamil Nadu Assembly, bull-taming sports legalised

5.09 pm: Women join protest despite protests, crowds welcome.

5.00 pm: MLAs reach Tamil Nadu assembly, bill to be tabled soon.

4.50 pm: Sri Sri Ravishankar tweets.

4.45 pm: Katju expresses sadness over Jallikattu situation.

3.48 pm: Sri Sri Ravishankar appeals for peace. Says Jallikattu is done deal. People should should now stay calm.

3.44 pm: Maneka Gandhi denies approaching Supreme Court against Jallikattu ordinance.

3.30 pm: Shirish Kunder reacts:

2:43 PM: “None can take away your rights. Pls. stay calm. The highest office in the country is watching & will talk in your favour soon. Maintain calm,” legendary actor Kamal Haasan said.

2:40 PM: Kamal Haasan criticized police crackdown. Check out his tweet

1:05 PM: Watch this video

1:03 PM: Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal announces special session at 5 pm today.

12:59 PM: The Madras High Court declined to hear a matter raised in open court about police action on pro-Jallikattu protesters at Marina Beach, epicentre of the stir for the past one week.

12:47 PM: Tamil-Americans held a protest demonstration outside the PETA headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.

12:45 PM: 69 caveat petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court in the Jallikattu matter till now over a period of three day, and more may be filed. A caveat means that if a petition against Jallikattu is filed before the Supreme Court, it will hear all parties before delivering any verdict.

12:41 PM: Tamil Nadu assembly is expected to meet at 5 pm over Jallikattu draft Bill, according to Times Now.

12:33 PM: Fire at Ice House Police Station in Chennai

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11:55 AM: Police station near Marina Beach in Chennai was set on fire.

11:01 AM: In Coimbatore, students and other protesters were forcibly evicted from VOC Park Ground where they were protesting for the last six days. Police were bodily lifting and shifting them outside the ground but they were immediately returning and occupying the earlier place. As they were being lifted the students were chanting
‘Vande Mataram’ in chorous.

10:42 AM: The state government has totally mismanaged the situation and have failed to engage with students: MK Stalin

10:14 AM: Jallikattu supporters form human chain at Chennai’s Marina Beach.

10:07 AM: DMK walks out from the assembly as Tamil Nadu Governor speaks.

10:06 AM: Tamil Nadu assembly session begins, Jallikattu bill to be tabled today.

9:58 AM: Its highly condemnable for using force to disperse the crowd who were fighting democratically- DMK Working president MK Stalin.

9:47 AM: Watch this video

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9:20 AM: supporters being forcefully evicted by police from the protesting site in Madurai’s Tamukkam.

8:22 AM: Bill to replace ordinance on Jallikattu to be tabled in Tamil Nadu Assembly today, according to ANI.

8:18 AM: Protesters threatened police, saying that they will commit suicide at Marina beach if forcefully removed from the site.

8:17 AM: Fishermen come out in support of the protesters at Chennai’s Marina Beach.

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7:57 AM: Police partially clear Chennai’s Marina Beach, protesters forcefully evicted, according to ANI report.

7:31 AM: Protesters at Chennai’s Marina Beach refused to move away from the site.

7:04 AM: Police at Chennai’s Marina Beach begin removing protesters.

7:02 AM: Protesters at Chennai’s Marina Beach say they believe in police but they need time to discuss about the ordinance, demand half day time.

7:00 AM: Your goal is achieved, says police requesting Marina Beach protesters to end and move.

6:58 AM: It will be introduced and regularised, now itself the law is in act. Ordinance is for jallikattu permanent solution says police.

6:57 AM: It’s wrong that ordinance will dissolve after 6 months, fact is that after introduction of ordinance, it will be introduced in assembly: Police

6:55 AM: Heavy police force deployed at Chennai’s Marina Beach, talks on between police and protesters.

10:00 PM: Tamil Nadu government has issued a set of stringent guidelines including CCTV surveillance and medical examination of bulls to ensure safe conduct of Jallikattu. As per a circular sent to the district administrations and organisers of the bull-taming sport, the names of participants and bulls should be registered and a team of officials should monitor the events.

09:00 PM: Tamil musician, known as ‘Hip-Hop Tamizha’, Adhi, associated with the raging pro-jallikattu protests announced backing out of the agitation citing the presence of “anti-national” elements, but vowed to back the bull-taming sport.

07:30 PM: People gathered at Chennai’s Marina beach switch on their mobile flashlights to show support for bull-taming sport Jallikattu.

06:50 PM: Schools and Colleges will function as usual in the state of Tamil Nadu from Monday, announced the state government.

06:35 PM: Eight trains cancelled while many partially cancelled in the wake of protest held across the state of Tamil Nadu in support of Jallikattu. Here is the list:

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06:00 PM: Despite the assurance of Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam that ordinance will be taken up in Tamil Nadu Assembly and draft will be prepared for permanent law with regard to Jallikattu on Monday, the protest in support of the sport gained momentum. Local people stopped a train in Sellur in Madurai district as protest on Sunday evening.

Jallikattu row: Protesters stopped a train in Sellur in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. (ANI)Jallikattu row: Protesters stopped a train in Sellur in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. (ANI)

04:30 PM: DMK urged Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam to hold talks with pro-Jallikattu protesters and “stop insisting” the Ordinance route will yield permanent results ensuring unhindered annual organisation of the sport.

04:00 PM: Two people were reportedly died while 83 injured in Jallikattu event organized in Pudukottai Tamil Nadu. One died in Madurai protest over the bull-tamin sport, say police.

03:30 PM: Locals continue to gather at Chennai’s Marina Beach in support of bull taming sport Jallikattu.

Chennai's Marina Beach still witnesses heavy crowd of people supporting Jallikattu. (ANI)Chennai’s Marina Beach still witnesses heavy crowd of people supporting Jallikattu. (ANI)

03:00 PM: Amid protests seeking a ‘permanent solution’ ensuring holding of Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who could not inaugurate the bull taming sport at the scheduled time at Alanganallur in Madurai district, said people there could organise the sport at time of their choice.

02:30 PM: Ordinance will be taken up in Tamil Nadu Assembly and draft will be prepared for permanent law in this regard on Monday, said Tamil Nadu chief minister O Paneerselvam.

01:55 PM: Sri Lankan refugees also stage protest in support of Jallikattu in Rameswaram refugee camp in Tamil Nadu.

01:40 PM: Eight trains cancelled on Sunday while two trains cancelled on Monday due to ongoing protest across the state over Jallikattu.

01:20 PM: Villagers demanding a permanent solution for Jallikattu issue blocked roads leading to Alanganallur village in Madurai district. The villagers also staged a sit-in protest on the day with regard to it. A protester Bharathi Kannamma said they do not want a temporary relief but need permanent solution. She further added that they want a ban on PETA.

Villagers demanding a permanent solution for Jallikattu issue blocked roads leading to Alanganallur village. (ANI)Villagers demanding a permanent solution for Jallikattu issue blocked roads leading to Alanganallur village. (ANI)

01:01 PM: Latest in the Jallikattu row, NGOs meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today discussing over the matter. The CM assured them permanent lift on Jallikattu Ban.

12:55 PM: DMK’s Saravanan blamed the Tamil Nadu government and the Central government for not assuaging feelings of people over Jallikattu. He said it was monumental failure of the state government and the Centre and said that protesters have to be reached out.

12:35 PM: Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam said that the state government will bring the draft of a permanent law on Jallikattu sport in the Tamil Nadu assembly soon. He assured that enough security arrangements made for the bull-taming sport and it is being organised well across the state. However, Protesters demanding a permanent solution for organising Jallikattu event in the state, did not allow Panneerselvam to inaugurate the event in Alanganallur in Madurai district and he will return back to Chennai without inaugurating it, reported news agency ANI.

12:20 PM: Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju today said the apprehensions of sections of protesters seeking a “permanent solution” were unfounded as the ordinance to allow Jallikattu will be replaced by an Act of the Tamil Nadu legislature which will be “permanent.”

11:45 AM: Jallikattu began in Manapparai in Tamil Nadu as well with 40 bulls let loose. Heavy enthusiasm of supporters was seen in the event that has now become ‘legal’ after state government’s ordinance.

11:20 AM: Jallikattu began in Tiruchirappalli district of Tamil Nadu with traditional fervour. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who had on Saturday said that he would inaugurate the event at Alanganallur, is now expected to do so in neighbouring Dindigul district. Meanwhile, it was inaugurated by Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar in Pudukottai where hundreds of youngsters are competing.

11:00 AM: Angry people of Madurai has put barricading at the entry point of  Alanganallur village outside the venue of Jallikattu event as they are not happy with the ‘temporary’ solution.

Barricading at the entry point of Jallikattu event in Madurai. (ANI)Barricading at the entry point of Jallikattu event in Madurai. (ANI)

10:30 AM: Tamil Nadu government files caveat in Supreme Court following promulgation of ordinance allowing Jallikattu in the state. The state government’s standing counsel Yogesh Kanna confirmed the development and said the state has urged the apex court that it should be heard if anyone challenges the newly promulgated ordinance.

10:21 AM: People have begun the Jallikattu celebration in parts of Tamil Nadu.

10: 01 AM: Protesters at Madurai have said that they are not happy with the ‘temporary’ solution and they will not let the event happen. They demand a permanent solution.

9:18 AM: According to TV reports, the Jallikattu event venue might have to be shifted.

9:00 AM:  Some locals in Madurai say that they will not let the event happen as no permanent solution has been provided by the government.

8: 28 AM:  BJP leader, S Prakash, today in a statement said that the government has to bend in front of people’s demand.

8:19 AM: There will be a live streaming of the Jallikattu event which is to be inaugurated today by the Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam.

8:02 AM: Tamil Nadu CM, O Panneerselvam will be inaugurating the Jallikattu event in Alanganalllur district in Madurai at 10 AM today. Ministers will do the same for their respective districts at 11 AM.

9:24 PM: PETA India believes that one day all bloodsports worldwide will be relegated to history books,even if that day is not today, it says in a statement.

07:39 PM: Celebrations on in Marina Beach in chennai, after gave his concurrence for the emergency ordinance earlier in the day.

06:30 PM: I assure protesting students that a law will be brought in, which would be permanent: Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam.

05:25 PM: People continue to flock to Chennai’s Marina Beach in support of the bull taming sport Jallikattu.

05:17 PM: The Bill to replace today’s Ordinance on Jallikattu will be tabled in State Assembly on January 23 when the first Assembly session begins.

04:30 PM: Tamil Nadu Governor Vidya Sagar Rao gives his concurrence for the emergency ordinance to hold Jallikattu, reported ANI.

03:01 PM: Passengers stranded after train services being suspended in the wake of massive protest held across the state over Jallikattu.

02:15 PM: Senior AIADMK leader M Thambidurai on Saturday said that ordinance allowing bull-taming sport Jallikattu will come into effect by evening.

01:30 PM: Commenting upon the Jallikattu row, BJP leader Ram Madhav today said, Government fully respects the sentiments and culture of Tamil people.

01:00 PM: People in Goa’s capital Panaji gather in support of bull-taming sport Jallikattu.

12:10 PM: Meanwhile jallikattu supporters stage protest in Delhi’s Tamil Sangam area, reports ANI.

10:20 AM: Sad that in Jallikattu issue no one is there to stand up for rule of law, supremacy of SC, the rights of the voiceless tortured bull and moderation, said Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi.

10:11 AM: Two trains have been cancelled, 5 short terminated and 1 diverted due to protests in the state in support of jallikattu, reports ANI.

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8:01 AM: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders including MK Stalin and Kanimozhi Karunanidhi start one-day hunger protest in support of Jallikattu.

6:15 AM: Tamil Nadu people heading towards victory, not happy with the delay though.

5:30 AM: So far the people of Tamil Nadu have organised peaceful protests.

4:30 AM: The final decision on Jallikattu will have emotional consequences.

3:45 AM: Director of successful films like Robot and Nayak, Shankar lends his support to Jallikattu:

 

3:00 AM: Former Chairman, Press Council of India has his take on the Jallikattu issue:

 

2:15 AM: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has a special message:

 

1:20 AM: President Pranab Mukherjee will take the final decision.

12:45 AM: Union ministries have cleared the ordinance.

12:12 AM: Tamil Nadu cabinet to meet on Saturday to discuss the ordinance.

11:06 PM: Home ministry gives nod to Tamil Nadu government’s ordinance on Jallikattu.

 8:58 PM: Supreme Court to hear on Jallikattu next week.

7:47 PM: Law Ministry clears Jallikattu ordinance, sent to president.

7:39 PM: Rajnath Singh assures AIADMK leaders that the decision on Jallikattu will be taken soon.

6:53 PM: Madras High Court rejects PIL seeking enactment of special law with conditions by Centre &  Tamil Nadu government for holding Jallikattu.

6:33 PM: Protesters say they will only leave Marina Beach after the ban on Jallikattu is lifted.

6:14 PM: Singer AR Rahman breaks fast, which he had kept entire day in support of Jallikattu.

5:00 PM: CM O Pnneerselvam says Jallikattu in next few days.

3:37 PM: Shiv Sena says that bullock card race will also be banned.

3:20 PM: Tamil Nadu cabinet is likely to meet today to discuss Jallikattu issue.

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2:58 PM: “Ban on Jallikattu and Kodipandem is an attack on Dravida culture and its integrity. This is how it is being viewed in Dakshin Hindustan. I had observed this deep hurt in people of Dakshin Bharat while I was shooting in Pollachi (Tamil Nadu) and during my political interaction in Andhra about the ban of their respective cultural events in recent times,” Telugu film star and Jana Sena party chief K Pawan Kalyan said.

2:55 PM: The Centre wants a “permanent”solution to the jallikattu issue and the proposal submitted by the Tamil Nadu government is being vetted by various ministries after which a final decision will be taken within a
“day or two”, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said today.

2:30 PM: We all have to come together. All we are asking is for Supreme Court to show sensitivity in this issue: Actor Ganesh Venkatraman on Jallikattu.

1:50 PM: Your wish will be fulfilled, said Tamil Nadu CM O. Panneerselvam on being asked if he will inaugurate Jallikattu event

1:45 PM: By evening we expect the ordinance draft will be sent for consent of the President. We also expect day after tomorrow the notification of ordinance will appear. It will happen: Tamil Nadu CM O. Panneerselvam Jallikattu

1:40 PM: We’ve been spearheading various protests on Jallikattu. Appreciate efforts by youths. Statement of TN CM has come as a relief, said DMK Working President M K Stalin

12:55 PM: DMK workers will go one day fasting-protest tomorrow. DMK working president MK Stalin to lead protest in Valluvar Kottam over Jallikattu, according to ANI.

12:47 PM: AIADMK MPs to meet President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow at 2 pm over Jallikattu.

12:35 PM: “Home Minister Rajnath Singh said we’ll process matter quickly and see that within 1-2 days everything can be cleared and Tamil Nadu can pass ordinance,” M. Thambidurai said.

12:30 PM: We had come to urge the Home Minister to take steps for promulgation of ordinance in support of Jallikattu, M. Thambidurai of AIADMK said.

12:24 PM: Protesters gather in support of Jallikattu at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar.

12:21 PM: Superstar Rajinikanth, actor Dhanush joined protest.

12:07 PM: “Such protests should be given up, heavens are not going to fall. SC is a proper forum to approach,” former Attorney-General Soli Sorabjee said.

12:00 PM: AIADMK MPs have reached Home Ministry to meet Rajnath Singh over Jallikattu.

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11:40 AM: Watch this video

11:30 AM: People hold ‘dharna’ in support of Jallikattu in Coimbatore.

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11:20 AM: DMK Working President MK Stalin, who was taken into preventive custody for halting a train, has been released

11:17 AM: Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi hits out at the Narendra Modi government. Watch this video.

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11:06 AM: DMK working President M K Stalin requested state government for an all party meeting on issue for demanding enactment of emergency law for Jallikattu, said party leader Kanimozhi.

11:01 AM: Supreme Court agrees not to pass any interim or any order for a week on the Jallikattu issue.

10:36 AM: Check out Asaduddin Owaisi’s tweet

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10:26 AM: DMK Working President MK Stalin taken into preventive custody for halting a train as protest in support of Jallikattu, according to ANI.

10:25 AM: Tamil Nadu CM O. Panneerselvam met Prime Minister yesterday. we know a lot of unrest is going in Tamil Nadu. Central Govt conscious of the position, said Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi.

10:23 AM: Central and state talking to each other, mulling over several options. They’ll try & find out a way so that cultural rights can be saved also: Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi.

10:11 AM: “Will meet Environment Minister Anil Dave,will also try and meet Home Minister also, trying our best,” Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan on Jallikattu.

10:05 AM: Shops closed in support of Jallikattu in Rameswaram of Tamil Nadu.

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9:35 AM: DMK working president MK Stalin joined the protest.

9:30 AM: DMK workers hold ‘Rail Roko’ protest over Jallikattu issue. Watch the video

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8:41 AM: We urge protesters to withdraw their protest immediately: Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam

8:40 AM: Had detailed discussion with constitutional experts regarding amendments to be enacted on Jalikattu law by the state, said Tamil Nadu

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8:09 AM: DMK leader and MP Kanimozhi to hold ‘Rail Roko’ protest at Chennai Egmore railway station in support of Jallikattu today.

8:07 AM: Members of South Indian Artists association, Nadigar Sangam to come out in support of Jallikattu today, AR Rahman to also remain present.

8:03 AM: Massive protest continues at Chennai’s Marina Beach even as schools across Tamil Nadu to remain closed for today in support of Jallikattu.

8:00 AM: DMK to launch state wide ‘Rail Roko’ protest on Jallikattu issue, party’s Working President MK Stalin to protest at Mambalam Railway Station.

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7:15 AM: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will meet AIADMK MPs.

6:52 AM: “It is up to the government to take decision. We have to respect the sentiment of people and that is up to the central government to act on that sentiment,” Chacko said.

6:50 AM: “Rehman feels that the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu should be respected. Jallikattu was banned on the instruction of the Supreme Court. The apex court in a judgment said very clearly to ban the Jallikattu. The demand is that it should be allowed that is on the basis of public sentiments which is prevailing in Tamil Nadu,” Congress leader P.C. Chacko told ANI.

6:48 AM: A day after music maestro A R Rahman called for hunger strike against Jallikattu ban, Congress has backed the former saying that every individual is free to express his opinion.

12: 10 AM: Spiritual writer and founder of Isha Foundation Jaggi Vasudev Sadhu supported the bull taming sport, saying it has a traditional significance.

12: 00 AM: Supporting the demand for holding of jallikattu in National Capital, VHP on Thursday said the judiciary should not interfere in ancient beliefs of the Hindus and that those who are “sentimental” about bulls’ lives better demand a ban on cow slaughter.

11: 20 PM: As PETA faced pro-jallikattu protesters’ ire for opposing the bull taming sport, Tamil film star Dhanush today said he was not part of the animal rights advocacy group and described as an “insult” an award given to him by the NGO a few years ago.

11: 09 PM: AIADMK, an opposition party in the union territory, also announced its support to the bandh, saying jallikattu had been a traditionally honoured culture of Tamils.

11:00 PM:  Tamilians wearing black clothes gathered and raised slogans against the ban in Mumbai, in the western suburb of Kandivali led by Tamilar Protector Movement, its Maharashtra Secretary, T R Bhagyaraj, said.

10:30 PM: Ruling AIADMK MPs will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday seeking the Centre’s help to allow conduct of Jallikattu, the bull-taming sport over which protests are raging across Tamil Nadu.

09:40 PM: Hundreds of Bengaluru-based Tamils came together and staged the protest at the Town Hall in Karnataka, voicing their support for conduct of jallikattu, over which protests by students and others are raging in various parts of Tamil Nadu.

09:00 PM: As protests demanding Jallikattu swelled on the streets of Tamil Nadu, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today said the state government has the power to enact a law to treat Jallikattu as a traditional sport, but cautioned that the animals should not be harmed or cruelly treated during such events.

08:20 PM: DMK announced statewide rail roko agitation on Friday in Tamil Nadu. The political party asked the Centre to promulgated ordinance and condemn its inaction.

08:50 PM: The heavy crowd gathered at Marina Beach in Chennai carried on a mobile torchlight protest in the late evening hours in protest against the ban on Jallikattu.

Jallikattu: Mobile torchlight protest at Marina Beach. (ANI)Jallikattu: Mobile torchlight protest at Marina Beach. (ANI)

08:05 PM: Supporting the demand for holding of Jallikattu, VHP said on Thursday the judiciary should not interfere in ancient beliefs of the Hindus and that those who are “sentimental” about bulls’ lives better demand a ban on cow slaughter.

07:35 PM:

Crowd continue to hold a massive protest at Marina Beach over ban imposed on Jallikattu. (ANI)Crowd continue to hold a massive protest at Marina Beach over ban imposed on Jallikattu. (ANI)

07:25 PM: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually indicating his government’s inability to promulgate an ordinance to allow Jallikattu, the DMK termed it as “regrettable” and said if Chief Minister O Panneeselvam had taken an all party delegation to meet him, the feelings of the people of the state could have been expressed better.

07:05 PM: Protests demanding to lift ban on Jallikattu swelled on the streets of Tamil Nadu after agitators rejected statements by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and the state braced for a shutdown tomorrow.

06:35 PM: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam cancelled his return to Chennai and held discussions with the state’s Additional Advocate General Subramonium Prasad on the issue of how to ensure jallikattu.

05:40 PM: Protests demanding lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport Jallikattu have spread to outside India. The population with the Tamil diaspora in Sri Lanka, Britain and Australia are reportedly holding demonstrations against the ban.

05:35 PM: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India said it may take the legal route if the Centre brings an ordinance to enable the conduct of Jallikattu or continue its campaign to create awareness against the holding of the bull-taming sport in Tamil Nadu.

05:20 PM: Music composer and singer AR Rahman said he will be fasting on Friday to support the spirit of Tamil Nadu. The state has been united to protest against a ban on bull-taming sport, Jallikattu.

A R Rahman fasting on Friday to support the spirit of Tamil Nadu over Jallikattu. (Reuters)A R Rahman fasting on Friday to support the spirit of Tamil Nadu over Jallikattu. (Reuters)

04:20 PM: The Jallikattu protests reached Delhi with scores of people including students from Tamil Nadu demonstrating against the ban on the bull-taming sport. The protesters, led by Tamil lawyers in Supreme Court, took out a march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar raising slogans against People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
(PETA) and the ban on Jallikattu.

04:00 PM: Five time World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand extended his support to holding the bull taming sport, saying it was a cultural symbol.

Five time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand extended his support to holding Jallikattu. (Reuters)Five time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand extended his support to holding Jallikattu. (Reuters)

03:30: Even after 24 hours, the crowd at Marina Beach in Chennai is constantly increasing to protest over Jallikattu ban. Holding placards, posters and/or shouting high, protesters are demanding lifting of the ban on Jallikattu.

2:30 PM: Congress spokesperson RS Surjewala came in support of Jallikattu. Surjewala said the Congress respects rights of people of Tamil Nadu to preserve the culture and protect rich tradition of Jallikattu. He added that it was responsibility of Centre and state to respect sentiments and strike a balance on safety and safeguard.

Protests continue in support of Jallikattu at Marina Beach. (Image: ANI)Protests continue in support of Jallikattu at Marina Beach. (Image: ANI)

1:58 PM: PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss sitting in support of Jallikattu outside PM residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, has been detained by Police.

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1:17 PM: Its not a protest, it is a revolution.Voice should reach Centre and they should pass the ordinance: Kollywood actor Vishal on Jallikattu.

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1:05 PM: The case in SC is being heard,and verdict is not pronounced yet, so whatever steps state Govt takes,PM has assured support, said Tamil Nadu CM.

12:50 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he gives highest importance to cultural values of the state. He assured he will extend full support to us, said Tamil Nadu CM

12:48 PM: Also spoke to PM on drought conditions, there is drought in 50% of the state, said Tamil Nadu CM.

12:45 PM: Gave letter to PM saying that ban on Jallikattu must be lifted and Centre should draft an ordinance on it: O Panneerselvam.

12:20 PM: Pongal is the biggest festival in Tamil Nadu,bigger than Holi and Diwali, and Jallikattu is an integral part of Pongal, said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

11:55 AM: Watch this video

11:52 AM: Check out PMO tweet

11:47 AM: Check out PMO tweet

11:42 AM: PM Narendra Modi assured CM Paneerselvam that all possible assistance would be provided to the State to address the drought situation. A central team would be deputed to Tamil Nadu shortly,” Office of the Prime Minister of India said in a series of tweets.

11:40 AM: “The ban imposed on Jallikattu by the Supreme Court came up for discussion. While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is presently sub-judice. The Centre would be supportive of steps taken by the State Government,” PMO tweeted.

11:12 AM: Watch this video

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11:03 AM: Public protest at Marina beach over Jallikattu: Supreme Court asked the petitioner to approach the concerned Court.

10:59 AM: Supreme Court refuses to hear a plea filed which sought that apex court should hear the matter pertaining to public protest at Marina beach Jallikattu.

10:57 AM: Watch this video

10:53 AM: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader and Dharmapuri MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Thursday sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Jallikattu.

10:50 AM: Actor Raghava Lawrence joined the protest in Chennai’s Marina Beach.

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10:28 AM: Students staged protest outside Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi.

10:24 AM: Jallikattu Matter is with Supreme Court, there is no ordinance or amendment that can be brought in legally :Gauri Maulekhi, animal rights activist.

10:20 AM: Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam arrives at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urge ordinance on Jallikattu.

10:16 AM: Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam leaves from Tamil Nadu House to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urge ordinance on Jallikattu.

10:07 AM: Tamil Nadu government employees joined the protests.

10:05 AM: Watch this video

10:00 AM: Check out actress Remya Nambeesan’s tweet

9:40 AM: Watch this video

9:25 AM: Check out Digvijaya Singh’s tweet

9:20 AM: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday extended his support for Jallikattu.

9:15 AM: “The breeding of Jallikattu Bulls must be encouraged and supported. I support the Traditional Jallikattu festival. It is much better than Bullfighting in Spain where the Bull is killed. It must be allowed,”Digvijaya Singh tweeted.

7:52 AM: Watch this video

7:40 AM: People in large numbers gathered at Marina Beach last night in support of Jallikattu

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7:30 AM: “In view of Jallikattu protest in Chennai, we are expecting heavy traffic congestion on the roads leading to the airport. Passengers are advised to plan their commute accordingly,” SpiceJet tweeted.

7:25 AM: Check out SpiceJet’s tweet

7:10 AM Anguished by the continuing ban on Jallikattu for the third year in a row, people in some villages in Madurai district also observed a “Black Pongal.” They hoisted black flags and held processions condemning PETA and demanded that the Centre to take steps to conduct Jallikattu.

7:05 AM: The call for a ban on PETA also resonated within the AIADMK, with general secretary Sasikala Natarajan leading the chorus for it. “Centre should promulgate an ordinance for revoking the ban on Jallikattu. We will adopt all legal measures to ban PETA,” said Natarajan.

7:00 AM: Panneerselvam will fly down to New Delhi today and discuss the prospects of bringing such an ordinance. Pannerselvam also requested the youth and protesters to give up their agitation over the issue.

6:55 AM: “Tamil Nadu Government will continue to take necessary steps to ensure holding of Jallikattu- CM O.Panneerselvam (sic),” the AIADMK tweeted.

6:51 AM: Sasikala Pushpa urges PM Modi To interfere into Jallikattu Matter

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04:30 AM: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam will on Thursday meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to urge him to promulgate an ordinance to lift the ban on bull taming sport, Jallikattu.

02:00 AM: A delegation of ruling AIADMK MPs will call on President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Jallikattu issue to seek an ordinance to facilitate holding of the bull taming sport.

1:30 AM: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam assured that all possible legal means would be taken to ensure justice for the state in the Jallikattu issue even as he said it should not be construed that the Centre was “ignoring” the state on the matter. 

12:30 AM: BJP leader and former MP Tarun Vijay today extended support to Jallikattu by joining a protest by Tamil students here and termed opponents of the bull-taming sport as “brown viceroys knowing nothing” about India and its culture.

12:00 AM: R Selvaramalingam, a former Indian Air Force personnel hailing from Konganapuram village in Salem district of Tamil Nadu, met District Collector P Sampath in the Collectorate and wanted to return the medal to the central government through him as he is upset over the non-conduct of Jallikattu.

11: 24 PM:  Social media including Facebook and Twitter appeared to have played a key role in bringing together thousands of pro-Jallikattu protesters to the sprawling Marina Beach here and other parts of Tamil Nadu, with updates on the ongoing students’ spontaneous stir and messages flooding the platform.

10:05 pm: Students, technocrats in Tamil Nadu back Jallikattu protests.

9:05 pm: Tamil Nadu  Chief Minister O Pannerselvam leaves for Delhi. He will meet PM Narendra Modi tomorrow and seek ordinance on the issue.

8:30 pm Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave says that Supreme Court’s verdict should be respected.

7:45 pm: schools colleges to remain shut tomorrow on account of protests.

7:00 pm: Police deployment in Tamil Nadu capital as protests in support of Jallikattu continue in Chennai and rest of the state.

6:15 pm: Centre should promulgate ordinance revoking ban on Jallikattu. We will adopt all legal measures to ban PETA: Sasikala Natarajan, AIADMK.

5:35 pm: Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam requests youth and protesters to give up their protest. he is likely to meet PM Narendra Modi on the issue.

5:30 pm: A man buries himself in sand in support of Jallikattu on Marina beach in Chennai.

5:02 pm: Scenes of peaceful protests all around in tamil Nadu, says R Ashwin.

4:20 pm: Traders have announced bandh in protest against the ban on Jallikattu.

4:15 pm: Tamil actors comes in support of protestors. Actress Khushboo says the sport is the pride of the state.

4:10 pm: With protests rising in the state, AIADMK demands Centre’s intevention in the matter.

4:00 pm: Protesters demand ban on ánti-national PETA. They also say that Supreme Court must lift the ban on Jallikattu

3:45 pm: Protests on from Madurai to Chennai

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3:15 pm: Huge crowd continue to protest in support of Jallikattu in Chennai’s Marina Beach.

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