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Blog Title : A R Rahman expresses support for jallikattu protests, and other developments: 10 points
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On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam that the jallikattu issue is sub-judice, protests against the Supreme Court ban raged on in Tamil Nadu. Even Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman said hell fast tomorrow in solidarity with the movement. Heres a round-up of the top developments related to jallikattu. 1. Celebrity support A R Rahman and five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand today came out in support of jallikattu. Rahman announced that hell fast tomorrow to support the spirit of Tamil Nadu, and Anand saluted the young people in the state for protesting peacefully and remaining culturally rooted. 2. Jallikattu supporters disappointed after Panneerselvams meeting with the Prime Minister After PM Modis meeting with Panneerselvam, protesters who expected the PM to promise the immediate promulgation of an ordinance allowing the sport were left deeply disappointed. At Chennais Marina beach, now the epicentre of the pro-jallikattu movement, protestors shouted slogans against PM Modi, Panneerselvam, and AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikalaa among others. 3. Enormous crowd at Marina Beach The protest at Marina Beach has now gone on for three days. By today evening, nearly one lakh protesters had gathered to raise slogans against the central and state governments. 4. Stalin wants all-party meeting Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam working president and Opposition leader MK Stalin said the inconclusive meeting between Modi and Panneerselvam was "disappointing." He wants both an all-party meeting and a special session on the Tamil Nadu Assembly to be held on Friday. "The special assembly session must pass a resolution on the issue. It is worrying that the Centre is turning a blind eye to the student protests. The chief minister must do whatever is possible so that the protest by students are called off," he said 5. Ramadoss threatens to hold jallikattu on Republic Day Former Union Minister Anbuma