The governments at the Centre and in the state were unprepared to handle the massive response to the large numbers of people, as they were not aware of the groundswell of public admonition that was against the Establishment, says N Sathiyamoorthy. IMAGE: Students during a protest to lift the ban on Jallikattu at Marina Beach in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo Even as the massive show of people’s peaceful strength across southern Tamil Nadu over the ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Jallikattu: Protests intensify, OPS ponders over options, PETA warns Centre - Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'What is surprising is the scale and spontaneity of the mobilisation and the social profile of the mobilisation.''Not just the youth, but women, children and families are part of this now.''This is completely unprecedented.' IMAGE: The beach road on Chennai's Marina is a sea of youngsters and students participating in a protest to lift the ban on Jallikattu and impose a ban on PETA, January 19, 2017. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo The only word we hear in Chennai these days is ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta says she does not get bothered anymore about being called a 'controversial director'. 'As a filmmaker you don't think this (controversy) might happen. I have been called a controversial filmmaker and perhaps it is right.catchnews.com, 3 days ago
'The BJP is so keen to use this opportunity to make its foray in a state where it hardly exists, says Amulya Ganguli, that it has silenced the vociferous animal rights activist in its ranks -- Maneka Gandhi.' IMAGE: The protest to lift the ban on Jallikattu and impose a ban on PETA at Kamarajar Salai, Marina beach, Chennai, January 20, 2017. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo History of a somewhat dubious kind was made in Tamil Nadu when the state legislature approved of an amendment ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Jallikattu issue has revived pan-Tamil political sentiments especially among youths, says N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: Despite the SC ban, Jallikattu was organised at several places in Tamil Nadu this year. This year's Pongal season has seen the Supreme Court ban on the annual Jallikattu taking a 'pan-Tamil nationalist hue' after protests erupted across the state's southern villages for restoring Tamil Nadu's culture and tradition. With some ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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