Thousands have been protesting at the Marina Beach in Chennai from Tuesday onward against a court ban on Jallikattu, the controversial bull-taming sport played during the Pongal festival. The repeated neglect of Tamil identity is the rallying point for Jallikkattu protests.
Since the issue has snowballed into a controversy, prominent National figures from the state have come out open in support for the sport.
Oscar winning musician AR Rahman is the latest one to join the debate. He said that he will go on fast on Friday to support the spirit of Tamil Nadu. He said this in a tweet.
Chess champion Viswanathan Anand has also come with the support for the protest. He said "My state rises again in unison, in peace. Proud to be a #tamizhanda. Genext here are modern yet culturally rooted"
Many Tamil superstars including Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Dhanush, Surya, Vishal, Sivakarthikeyan, Cricket Ravichandran Ashwin and scores others have lending their support for the Jallikkattu.
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