Coimbatore

DMK stages protest

DMK activists organised a demonstration in Coimbatore on Friday in protest against the ban on jallikattu – Photo: M. Periasamy

DMK activists organised a demonstration in Coimbatore on Friday in protest against the ban on jallikattu – Photo: M. Periasamy  

More than 500 members of the DMK led by former Minister Pongalur N. Palanisamy and the four district secretaries staged a protest here on Friday against the Union and State Governments’ ‘failure’ to take steps for the conduct of jallikattu.

Mr. Palanisamy said that the DMK Government during 2006-11 had ensured the conduct of jallikattu. But the subsequent AIADMK Government had not taken steps to conduct the bull-taming sport, which is a part of Tamil culture and tradition.

When the DMK was in power, the court had laid conditions, which the government of the day ensured were scrupulously followed.

But there after the AIADMK Government did nothing to ensure the continued conduct of the sport.

Now, ahead of every Pongal, both the Unionl and State Ministers continued to give false hopes to people.

The result was that people across the State, particularly youth, had risen in protest and were venting their anger against the State Government.

The district secretaries A. Nachimuthu, M. Muthusamy, C.R. Ramachandran, and R. Tamilmani; and N. Karthik, MLA, led the protest.

A few members reached the protest venue in bullock carts.

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