A new clash broke up between agitated locals and the police in Chennai at Marina Beach. Protestors demanded a permanent solution and not a 'temporary' ordinance for Jallikattu.
The police requested the protesters to leave Marina Beach in a peaceful manner as state government promulgated an ordinance on Jallikattu on Saturday.
"It's wrong that ordinance will dissolve after 6 months, the fact is that after the introduction of the ordinance, it will be introduced in assembly. It will be introduced and regularised, now itself the law is an act. The ordinance is for Jallikattu permanent solution. SC stayed Jallikattu so lawmakers got ordinance," the police said in a statement.
The protesters were also asked to end the agitation. However, the locals said that "they needed time to discuss the ordinance and demanded half day's time."
But police thronged into the beach and started removing the agitators forcefully, which resulted in huge clashes.
This led to several protesters threatening to commit suicide at the beach.
Police also closed all the routes leading to Marina Beach. Barricades were also put to prevent people from assembling again.
Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam was not allowed by protesters to inaugurate the Alanganallur Jallikattu, which was later cancelled.
Talking to media persons, the Chief Minister said that "even though Jallikattu was not held at Alanganallur, it was organised smoothly in many other places across the state."
The governor will be replacing bill from an ordinance which was passed on Sunday. The discussion will be tabled in state Assembly when the first Assembly session will begin on January 23.
BY M. DIVYA SRI