Chennai, January 13: Tamil Nadu continues to reel under the Supreme Court’s denial to review the ban on Jallikattu. Massive statewide protests have been organised both by concerned citizens and Opposition parties such as DMK.
After calling for statewide protests, the DMK today rallied outside the Collector’s office in Chennai. Promising to enhance the protests, DMK working president MK Stalin had said, “What answers are they (Tamil Nadu government going to give now ? What is going to be their answer to the Tamil Nadu people and the youth? Still both the governments did not give importance to this issue. As usual, though Chief Minister Panneerselvam wrote a letter to the Centre on the issue, he did not visit Delhi. The Central government did not take any step to promulgate an ordinance to facilitate conduct of Jallikattu.”
M K Stalin will lead the state-wide protests beginning from the state secretariat. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu chief minister O Paneerselvam had on Thursday that efforts continue to be made by the state government. However, no positive results have been possible yet on the ban. Further, AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala has also written a letter to the Prime Minister highlighting the increased “resentment” in the state.