Even as protestors at the Marina refused to budge till a permanent solution is found to the jallikattu issue, TN CM O Panneerselvam on Saturday announced that an ordinance has been passed for conduct of the sport.
The bull taming sport is set to take place in Alanganallur and other places in the state on Sunday. The chief minister will personally inaugurate the Alanganallur event at 10 am.
In other places, the ministers from those districts will inaugurate jallikattu events at 11 am.
OPS released a statement which said:
I'm happy to announce that as I promised, the barriers in the way of conducting jallikattu have been destroyed. The organisations against jallikattu have been prevented from entering the jallikattu grounds.
We got the President's assent for promulgating an ordinance to amend the PCA Act for the state of Tamil Nadu.
The vadivasal will be opened and the bulls which have been locked up will come, so that the jallikattu warriors can embrace them.
We got the President's assent for promulgating the ordinance on Friday night.
We got the President's assent for promulgating an ordinance to amend the PCA (Prevention of Cruelty) Act for the state of Tamil Nadu.
We have also got the Governor's assent for the ordinance.
Our dream of conducting jallikattu this year has come true.
As a result of all our efforts over the year, this ordinance has been passed now.
In just one day, the emergency ordinance which requires the consent of different departments of the government and the assent of the Indian President has come through because of the Indian Prime Minister, and I thank him for this.
I thank the students, youngsters and citizens who protested in the right way to save Tamil culture.
The ordinance will be made into a law in the upcoming assembly session starting on January 23.