The seven days of jallikattu protests

Alanganallur unmoved by CM’s Delhi visit

more-in

Protesters say they want the sport to be conducted at any cost and it’s for the govt to worry about its options

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and his subsequent statement that the Centre had assured all help for the conduct of jallikattu failed to have any impact on the protesters in Alanganallur, the focal point of the State-wide jallikattu protests, as they remained resolute not to leave until the sport was conducted.

Pon. Kumar, who has been involved in the protests since Monday, said that the protesters wanted jallikattu to be conducted and were least bothered about the options before the State or the Central government.

“Let them promulgate an ordinance or let the Supreme Court rule in favour of the sport. But we want jallikattu to be conducted. We are not willing to believe in any assurance anymore,” he said.

Pointing to a statement by Mr. Modi that the Centre will be supportive of the steps taken by the State government, Syed Omer Muckthar, a protester from Tiruchi camping at Alanganallur since the first day of the protests, said that the State could allow conduct of jallikattu without waiting for the Supreme Court’s ruling.

“The Prime Minister’s statement could either be intercepted as a nod for Tamil Nadu to suppress the protests by any means or a green signal to conduct the sport. We want to believe that it is the later,” he said.

Meanwhile, the locals have started leading the protests at Alanganallur since Thursday morning, unlike the previous days when outsiders camping in the village remained the face of the protests.

Though the core team of outsiders, who lead the protests throughout Monday and were detained for a day by the police, continued to play a significant role, a minor fissure developed between the locals and a small group of outsiders, who were subsequently asked to leave the village.

“We did not want any individual to dominate the protests. They were trying to do that and that did not go down well with the protesters,” said S. Sivakumar, a protester from Coimbatore.

The size of the protesting group in Alanganallur has remained the same for the past four days though a floating group of protesters from neighbouring villages kept joining the group.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jan 19, 2020 7:22:52 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/alanganallur-unmoved-by-cms-delhi-visit/article17063850.ece

In This Package
The end of a protest
The sea of enthusiastic protesters on the Marina.
Anatomy of a protest
Centre says it is monitoring situation in Tamil Nadu
Chennai streets turn a battleground
Pro-jallikattu protests in Coimbatore end with agitation, violence
WhatsApp message from Ukraine triggered the Tamukkam protest
Train services through Madurai junction resume
Rail blockade earned wrath of people: Chamber
Protest for jallikattu at Tamukkam ends
Jallikattu protests end on peaceful note
Public transport in Chennai grinds to a halt
Violence forces schools, colleges close early
Stir at Alanganallur ends with violence
Violence breaks out in Alanganallur after eviction of protesters
Jallikattu protesters firm on permanent solution
Supporters of Jallikattu stage a demonstration with National Flags outside of Tamukkam grounds in connection with Jallikattu issue in Madurai on Monday.
Policeman on duty killed by bull at jallikattu in village of Virudhunagar district; Assembly passes Bill
Indications were clear that event couldn’t be held at Alanganallur
Protesters put up stiff resistance in Coimbatore
A movement to reclaim Tamil pride
Software companies in Mysuru join pro-jallikattu protest
Rajnath assures action on promulgation of jallikattu ordinance
List of cancelled and diverted train services
SC agrees to Centre’s plea to delay Jallikattu verdict
Tamil Nadu to take ordinance route for conducting Jallikattu
Political parties support bandh call
Seven students faint
Lorries to stay off roads
Hotels, shops to down shutters
Residents stage agitations
Apolitical groups extend solidarity as protest enters third day
Vaiko
‘Youths’ protest will script resounding victory’
Women show up in large numbers at protest
A show of strength and solidarity
Tamil Nadu to shut down today
A.R. Rahman and Viswanathan Anand.
Celebrities lend star power
Ramadoss marches towards PM’s residence, detained
Sasikala’s claims are misleading, says PETA
TNAU Management Board member resigns
‘From sport, jallikattu has transformed into cultural identity’
Protesters continue to throng the Marina beach promenade where thousands are streaming in to protest the ban on jallikattu. Families with children in tow were a sight on the waterfront on Thusday night.
For Centre and T.N., the options are tricky but worth a try
You are reading
Alanganallur unmoved by CM’s Delhi visit
Lawyers’ fora call for court boycott
Centre is anti-Tamil: Opposition
PIL against policeexcess dismissed
Tamil Nadu to shut down today
All traders in Madurai to down shutters today
Southern Railway cancels trains
Students’ protest attracts more crowd at Tamukkam
Traffic thrown out of gear for second day in Chennai
Techies protesting in between shifts, after work
Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi
TN can enact law to treat jallikattu as traditional sport: Rohatgi
As jallikattu protests snowball, TN to shut down
Celebrities welcome, till they grab the mike
Naam Tamilar Katchi cadre climb up mobile tower
Thousands of passengers stranded as trains stop at Dindigul
Jallikattu protesters get more backing
Jallikattu ban: Students force train to a halt in Madurai
Students’ protests attract more crowds
‘Protest will not end till a bull runs on to the ring’
Jallikattu: MHA awaits reply from Environment Ministry
Cannot direct Centre, TN to frame special law on jallikattu: HC
Govt would reach decision on jallikattu by weekend: Dave
A simmering resentment
The bull is trending
When two eras overlap
Jallikattu protest: Changes in train timings
More people throng pro-jallikattu protest venue
Jallikattu protests
The limits to popular sentiment
Jallikattu: protests continue in Kancheepuram
Protest rocks Tiruchi, Thanjavur districts
Closure of college: Students hold talk with management
Ban PETA, say protesters
Traffic hit on many roads
College students join protest for jallikattu in Vellore
Protests continue in Tiruvannamalai
Students show solidarity with jallikattu supporters
Thousands gather at Tamukkam demanding jallikattu
Seeman
Seeman begins separate protest
Protest for ‘jallikattu’ gains greater momentum
Protest on Marina brings traffic to a standstill
Stir intensifies at Alanganallur
Protests for jallikattu spread far and wide
Next Story