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TN Assembly unanimously passes Jallikattu bill

The special session of Tamil Nadu Assembly which was held on Monday to discuss the Jallikattu issue unanimously cleared the Jallikattu Bill placed in the house by the chief minister O Panneerselvam.

The bill would replace the ordinance, promulgated on Saturday for conducting the bull taming sport after a three-year-long ban.

On Saturday, the jallikattu ordinance was approved by Tamil Nadu Governor Vidya Sagar Rao after it was cleared by President Pranab Mukherjee.

At the Assembly session on Monday, MLAs of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) staged a walkout to protest the police crackdown at Marina beach.

“It is condemnable that instead of holding talks with peaceful protesters, it has been attempted to end protests using police with an authoritarian mindset,” DMK leader MK Stalin had told before the session began.

Meanwhile, the pro-jallikattu protest which remained peaceful for the past seven days had turned violent on Monday as the police forcefully removed thousands of protestors at Chennai’s Marina beach.

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