Jallikkatu stir: Violence in Tamil Nadu

Protesters pelted stones and vehicles were set on fire

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Shivani Chaturvedi | January 23, 2017 | Chennai


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 Violence broke out in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu on Monday over Jallikattu. For the past six days, the protests had been largely peaceful.

There was a police crackdown after which protestors went on a rampage. Petrol bomb was used by the protestors. Vehicles were set on fire. Protestors hurled stones at policemen. Heavy police deployment was seen in various parts of Chennai.
 
 Peer Mohammed, city-based political commentator, says that the principal opposition party DMK is going to take advantage from today’s development.
 
 “This violent episode shows that people do not have faith in the present leadership in the state. There is a strong feeling among people that after Jayalalithaa’s death they have lost their leader.  Jayalalithaa’s absence has played a major role,” adds Mohammed.
 
AIADMK presidium chairman E Madhusudhanan says that this is not student’s revolution. It is politically motivated. Parties like DMK, VCK and others are trying to take advantage and have driven this violence, he says.
 
 A bill to replace the Jallikattu ordinance will be placed in the assembly on Monday evening. Jallikattu is a traditional sport in which a bull is released into a crowd of people. People attempt to grab the hump of the bull with both arms and hang on to it while the bull attempts to escape. 
 

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