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Jallikattu row: People gather in huge numbers at Marina Beach in Chennai

The Row Over Ban On The Tamil Sport 'Jallikattu' Has Snowballed Into A State-wide Agitation With Protesters Thronging Chennai's Marina Beach In Support Of The Age-old Tradition.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 19 Jan 2017, 06:05:14 PM

New Delhi:

The row over ban on the Tamil sport 'Jallikattu' has snowballed into a state-wide agitation with protesters thronging Chennai's Marina Beach in support of the age-old tradition.

The mounting anger on the streets has prompted the top brass of the state government to chalk out a strategy to persuade people to maintain calm.

Chief minister O Panneerselvam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi i9n Delhi and demanded an ordinance for the sport.

Read | Jallikattu row: Chennai's Marina Beach becomes epicentre of protests, CM Panneerselvam to meet prez, PM

Here are the live updates:

# Chennai: People gather in huge numbers to protest in support of jallikattu at Marina Beach

# Prime Minister refuses to meet me. I don't have any other way but to sit outside his house till he meets me: PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss

# PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss sits in support of #Jallikattu outside PM residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, Delhi

# The case in SC is being heard and verdict is not pronounced yet. PM has assured support to whatever steps state government takes over Jallikattu: Panneerselvam

# Pongal is the biggest festival in Tamil Nadu. Bigger than Holi and Diwali and Jallikattu is an intergral part of it:Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

# Massive protests in support of Jallikattu continue for the third day at the Marina Beach in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu

# PM Modi tells Panneerselvam that Jallikattu matter is sub-judice but he appreciates its cultural significance.

# Chief minister Panneerselvam meets Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi, presents memorandum

# Supreme Court refuses to hear a plea seeking hearing of the matter pertaining to public protest at Marina beach: ANI

# Chief minister O Pannerselvam arrives at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi

# Activists protest outside Tamil Nadu House in support of the bull-taming sport Jallikattu

# CM Panneerselvam leaves Tamil Nadu House to meet PM Modi in Delhi

# Thousands of protesters gather at Chennai's Marina Beach in support of the age-old tradition   

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First Published : 19 Jan 2017, 10:27:00 AM

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