Jallikattu Bill passed unanimously in state Assembly; violence rocks Tamil Nadu

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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.

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19:05 PM

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.

17:22 PM

Jallikattu Bill passed unanimously in state Assembly.

Honourable CM O Panneerselvam tables Jallikattu bill in Assembly.

Jallikattu Bill passed unanimously in TN Assembly.

17:21 PM

Protest at Coimbatore’s Gandhipuram Junction, 5 people injured, 1 critical. Heavy Police deployment in the area.

17:11 PM

Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam tables Jallikattu bill in Assembly.

16:29 PM

Superstar Rajinikanth urges Jallikattu protesters to end their protest, says miscreants are trying to hijack protest and bring a bad name to them.

16:03 PM

Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam holds discussion with DGP, Home Secretary and Chief Secretary of the state regarding the prevailing situation in Tamil Nadu.

16:00 PM

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.

15:50 PM

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.

15:31 PM

At least five students were injured when violence broke out at a student organisations’ protest in Coimbatore’s Gandhipuram Junction.

14:47 PM

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?”

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