New Delhi: Reciprocating to the spontaneous feeling of outrage being expressed by Tamilians all across the globe, internationally acclaimed Musician A.R. Rehman has tweeted his decision to observe a fast tomorrow in support of “the spirit of Tamilnadu” as he put it.
His decision will naturally add fuel to the already raging fires of discontent so many people of Tamil Nadu are expressing openly.
I'm fasting tomorrow to support the spirit of
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) January 19, 2017
Not just about the Bull festival
As many representatives of the agitators are expressing, this is not about a ‘bull taming festival’ anymore.
It is support to the farmers of Tamil Nadu who are suffering from a drought year. The C.M. has demanded an aid of 32,000 crores are relief for the beleaguered farmers.
It is also about not being happy with the unilateral ‘Nationalism’ being forced down the throats of all Indians.
“Nationalism is one thing; but we Tamilians are very proud of our own vibrant culture and traditions. They should not be trampled on” said an activist at the Marina beach.
SC distances itself from massive pro-jallikattu protests
The Supreme Court meanwhile, preferred to stay away from the pro-Jallikattu protests across Tamil Nadu and said the issue of protecting the agitating supporters of the bull-taming sport can be raised before the Madras High Court.
Advocate N Rajaraman, who mentioned the plea before the bench, said the protestors should not be assaulted like the Ramlila Maidan incident of 2011 where Baba Ramdev supporters were lathicharged by police.
He said the court should take suo motu cognizance of the development and provide relief to the pro-Jallikattu agitators.
The bench, however, asked the petitioner to approach the High Court for relief.