MADURAI: Protestors contesting the ban on Jallikattu at Alanganallur on Wednesday seemed to have spared animal rights organisation PETA – the body which had filed the petition against the sport—even as they shifted their focus on the governments, seeking to bring out an ordinance.
“In one instance, a group of people from neighbouring village who joined the protest were asked to drop the placards that read ‘Ban PETA’. There will be many non-governmental organisations like PETA, but the people should understand who (government) led to this situation,” said one of them addressing the protesters.
With their petition, PETA has drawn the ire of the pro-Jallikattu campaigners who have raised a flurry of charges against the organisation.
A protestor T Muthumurugan said they were wondering about the silence of State and Centre even after people from across the State came forward in solidarity with the camapaign. “It seems this democratic protest does not attract the attention of those in power. Will they respond only after violence erupt?”
Protests have been ongoing for two days at Alanganallur, which triggered agitations by youth including students across Tamil Nadu. Many have stated that protests will be withdrawn only after those at Alanganallur stops.