Today Tamil Nadu stands united, to fight against the ban on Jallikkatu. People of Tamil Nadu are contesting this ban against the bull taming sport that is symbolic of their tradition and culture. Protesters have thronged in 1000s across the state from Marina Beach in Chennai to Allanganallur in Madurai. They have set up camp for the last 34 hours, gone without food and water. 'Ban PETA' is the chorus heard among these protesters. People for Ethical treatment of Animals ( PETA) was one of the primary reasons behind the ban, stating that this bull taming sport was a cruel form of entertainment that cost the animal and in fact the humans involved, their lives, Along with the 5000 protestors, several Kollywood stars have voiced their support for the youth. Latest to the join the #JusticeForJallikattu badnwagon is Nayanthara who sent out a press statement expressing her support for Tamil Nadu - 'The power of youth is proven again. What Tamil Nadu has been witnessing for the last few days in support of Jallikattu is unprecedented history. It indeed makes me proud to be part of this state. As the youngsters fight out against various law enforcing agencies in the most passive manner, I support the cause of Tamil Nadu who support Jallikattu. If not by birth, at least by the force of emotion or pride, I am a Tamilian. Also Read: PETA hits back at Suriya with a scathing reply for supporting Jallikattu
Nayanthara is one among the many who have stood for Tamil Nadu's fight against the ban on Jalikattu. Suriya has called out to the youngsters and saluted them for starting this protest. He has lashed out at PETA, stating it was paradoxical that the same organisation that fought for the cruelty of animals, is aiding in the extinction of the native breed. Simbu and Vijay have sent a video expressing their support. Vijay stated that youngsters who initiated this protest were fighting for one common cause without any political differences. SivaKarthikeyan, RJ Balaji, AR Murugadoss, Dhanush, Vishal have shown their support for this cause as well.
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