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The News Minute | October 6, 2014 | 04:0 pm IST It's been more than a week since AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, along with three others, was convicted in a disproportionate assets case. Since then, the political leader, often referred to as Amma, has been lodged in the Parapana Agrahara central jail in Bangalore, Karnataka. Amma's supporters who were caught off guard, started protesting on the roads, even took up poster campaigns. Read: A belief that Jayalalithaa is invincible ( Supporters of AIADMK protest after a Bangalore special court pronounced Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa guilty in a graft case in Chennai on Sept. 27 2014. ) After initial reports of rage and suicides, Amma's followers are now praying for her bail and her return home, to Tamil Nadu. Read: "Jayalalithaa had an uncanny streak for self destruction" by Dhanya Rajendran   ( Supporters of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa stage a demonstration in Chennai on Sept. 28, 2014 ) For Amma is considered more to her people than just what her name signifies; a revered figure, the actor-turned-politician whose persona radiates charisma, that could perhaps explain her deity-like following. Wearing loyalty on sleeves they say, this loyalist is wearing it on his fingers #ammaverdict #jayaverdict pic.twitter.com/YLt3xwbpt7 — Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) September 29, 2014 These men and women from the AIADMK, are now clutching on to the slightest ray of hope that Amma will be freed. ( This image uploaded on Facebook states that the people in the image are AIADMK cadres 'fasting' in Porur lake, Chennai. ) 500 ADMK men tonsured their head condemning #JayaVerdict #InnovativeAgitation pic.twitter.com/M01gxTOp5q — Suryah SG (@iSuryah) October 5, 2014 According to a report in The Hindu, 502 party cadres tonsured their head at the Swamimalai Sri Swaminatha Swami temple near Kumbakonam on Friday to appease the Gods in favour of J Jayalalithaa. Fans of Jayalalithaa offer prayers seeking justice for her near Central Jail #Bangalore today #Jayaverdict @Onedotin pic.twitter.com/6rVc2k8k1k — Oneindia Kannada (@OneindiaKannada) October 6, 2014 AIADMK supporters eat 'Mann soru' (rice spread on floor) 4 jjs release. A ritual that Tamils consider most powerful pic.twitter.com/V3i1MMghYj — Shreesha Reddy (@shreeshareddy) October 5, 2014 Another poster put up by the AIADMK men; 'Keep Cauvery, give us amma' #jayainjail @HeadlinesToday pic.twitter.com/AWZSdXxzk2 — Shreesha Reddy (@shreeshareddy) October 2, 2014 AIADMK supporters seek divine intervention for J Jayalalithaa's release. #Jayaverdict #Jayaguilty pic.twitter.com/2AEaa9VUfj — Shreesha Reddy (@shreeshareddy) September 30, 2014