Chennai: In a crackdown, police on Monday started evicting scores of pro-Jallikattu demonstrators from protest venues across Tamil Nadu, especially from the Marina Beach, epicentre of the stir for the past one week, amid reports of stone-pelting and lathicharge at a few places.
Jallikattu bill passed, must end this with celebration. Appeal people don’t let it slip in hands of anti-social elements: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Jallikattu Bill passed unanimously in state Assembly.
Protest at Coimbatore’s Gandhipuram Junction, 5 people injured, 1 critical. Heavy Police deployment in the area.
Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam tables Jallikattu bill in Assembly.
Superstar Rajinikanth urges Jallikattu protesters to end their protest, says miscreants are trying to hijack protest and bring a bad name to them.
Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam holds discussion with DGP, Home Secretary and Chief Secretary of the state regarding the prevailing situation in Tamil Nadu.
The Tamil Nadu Police said some of the protesters, who took part in the pro-Jallikattu agitation in Chennai, belonged to ultra-left organisations such as the CPI(ML) and Revolutionary Youth Front of India.
CPI(M) condemns police crackdown on pro-Jallikattu protesters at Marina beach in Chennai, saying such action cannot be the way forward to defuse situation there.
At least five students were injured when violence broke out at a student organisations’ protest in Coimbatore’s Gandhipuram Junction.
After urging protesters to stay calm, Kamal Haasan tweets: “A looming question. When the students were calmly waiting to see what decision the assembly takes, Why preempt with police action?”