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Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu reels under protests; CM knocks PM's door

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    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    O Paneerselvam meets Narendra Modi as protests demanding the lifting of the ban on bull taming sport Jallikattu spread across Tamil Nadu

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    After meeting Modi, Paneerselvam said his government will soon take steps for holding banned Jallikattu event with backing of the Centre while PM expressed the Centre's inability to promulgate an ordinance

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    Jallikattu is traditionally held as part of the four-day Pongal festival

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    In the traditional sport, a bull vaulter is generally expected to hang on to the animal's hump for a stipulated distance or for a minimum of three jumps by the bull

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    In May 2014, the Supreme Court banned Jallikattu saying that bulls cannot be used as performing animals including bullock-cart races

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    Thousands of young men and women protest at the Marina beach in Chennai demanding repeal of the ban

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    The protesting individuals are also demanding a ban on animal rights group PETA which is aggressively campaigning against Jallikattu

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    The protestors are reiterating that Supreme Court had insulted the Tamil culture by disallowing the sport

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    Tamil superstar Vijay boosted the morale of supporters by saluting their efforts.

    Actor Suriya and G V Prakash have also voiced their support

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    Police held several supporters in different parts of the state and housed them at wedding halls

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