Madurai: The protesters who prevented the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam from inaugurating the jallikattu event at Alanganallur on Sunday, demanded a permanent solution to the issue.
Thousands of people gathered at Vadivasal in the morning raised slogans against the Central and State government for not taking effective steps to conduct the event without hindrance every year.
There were no policemen present in Vadivasal or the arena. As the protesters blocked all the five routes to Alanganallur town, the district collector Veera Raghava Rao faced difficulty in reaching the village on Saturday night. The collector reached on a two-wheeler with police escort to reach the village and tried to convince the people, but they refused to listen to him.
However, the protesters have vacated the Vadivasal in the evening hours and only around 600 people were protesting on the main road. Meanwhile, many villagers expressed their disappointment at CM Panneerselvam not being allowed to inaugurate the event. The village festival committee members are also planning to hold talks with the people after the Tamil Nadu government passes a law in the assembly.
In Madurai city, thousands of people continued their protest throughout the day.
The people also blocked the roads In many places preventing vehicle movement. The youth continues to block trains on the tracks for the fourth day today.
Most trains remained cancelled, while the Pandiyan Express left from Dindigul to Chennai....