Turmoil in Tamil Nadu

The Southern Indian state, Tamil Nadu has been a witness to continuous unrest since ex-CM Jayalalithaa was declared dead on December 5, 2017

Indian politician and actress Jayalalithaa Jayaram carried to her burial place in Chennai leading to unrest in Tamil Nadu state

Indian politician and actress Jayalalithaa Jayaram carried to her burial place in Chennai, leading to unrest in Tamil Nadu state (AFP)

Indian gather at MGR Memorial to get a final glimpse of Jayalalithaa, who enjoyed a god-like status in Tamil Nadu

Thousands of Indians gathered at MGR Memorial to get a final glimpse of Jayalalithaa, who enjoyed a god-like status in Tamil Nadu (AFP)

Hundreds of thousands of mourners paid an emotional final farewell to Indian politician Jayalalithaa as she is carried for a burial

Hundreds of thousands of mourners paid an emotional final farewell to the politician as she was carried for the burial (AFP)

Indian students protesting against animal rights organisation PETA during a demonstration against the ban on the Jallikattu bull taming ritual

Indian students protested against animal rights organisation PETA during a demonstration against the ban on Jallikattu, an ancient bull-taming sport (AFP)

Ahead of Jallikattu bull taming event in south India, blacksmith puts a metal show on an Indian bull.

Ahead of Jallikattu bull taming event in south India, blacksmith puts a metal show on an Indian bull. (AFP)

Ahead of Jallikattu bull taming event in south India, blacksmith puts a metal show on an Indian bull.

Firefighters in India douse vehicles that were torched by protesters during the tumultuous Jallikattu ban protests. (AFP)

Acting chief minister O Panneerselvam of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu reacts after India's top court convicted his rival Sasikala.

Acting chief minister O Panneerselvam of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu reacts after India's top court convicted his rival Sasikala. (AFP)