Silent but strong Jallikattu wave at Marina beach in Chennai

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Huge number of protesters at Chennai's Marina beach
Huge number of protesters at Chennai's Marina beach

Chennai : Around a lakh people gathered on Thursday to protest in Chennai's Marina beach and other parts of Tamil Nadu, asking government to lift ban from Jallikattu - the bull taming sport.

In a bid to make the call strong, Tamil Nadu will see massive protest from several sections of the society.

Associations representing truckers, retailers, private taxi operators, schools, have announced that they will not work on Friday.

State government employees will also take out a procession; the movie industry has decided to cancel all their shootings and cinema halls would also remain close on Friday.

On Thursday Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam met Modi in Delhi and urged him to promulgate an ordinance.

While Modi assured support to the state government's steps, he skirted the main demand citing the matter as sub-judice.

"The ban imposed on Jallikattu by the Supreme Court came up for discussion. While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is presently sub-judice," the Prime Minister's Office said in a series of tweets.

"The Centre would be supportive of steps taken by the State Government," it added.

(With inputs from IANS)