Jallikattu: PM Modi assures people of Tamil Nadu, says cultural aspirations will be fulfilled

The protesters said?they will not?leave until?the bull taming sport?continues to be held. Photograph:( AFP )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 21, 2017, 04.55 AM (IST)

Amid rising protests in Tamil Nadu over ban on Jallikattu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said all efforts are being made to fulfil the cultural aspirations of Tamil people.

The Prime Minister wrote on Twitter, "We are very proud of the rich culture of Tamil Nadu. All efforts are being made to fulfil the cultural aspirations of Tamil people."

"Central Government is fully committed to the progress of Tamil Nadu and will always work to ensure the state scales new avenues of progress," Modi added. 

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On Friday, the Centre cleared the ordinance by the state government to lift the ban on Jallikattu in an effort to end the protests that have paralysed the state for the last four days.

The protesters said they will not leave until the bull taming sport continues to be held. 

Opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leaders, Stalin and Kanimozhi are on a one day hunger strike in support of Jallikattu. 

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(WION with inputs from PTI)