Pro-jallikattu protesters displayed Osama Bin Laden pictures: Tamil Nadu CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Friday told the assembly that the protesters on the Marina Beach in Chennai rallying against Jallikattu ban displayed pictures of Osama Bin Laden.
Pro-jallikattu protesters displayed Osama Bin Laden pictures: Tamil Nadu CM
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Friday told the assembly that the protesters on the Marina Beach in Chennai rallying against Jallikattu ban displayed pictures of Osama Bin Laden.

"Some protesters demanded a separate Tamil Nadu nation, and there is photographic proof of some of them holding pictures of Osama. Some of them called for boycott of the Republic Day," he told the House on Friday, reported The Times of India.

Panneerselvam was replying to a calling attention motion moved by leader of the opposition M K Stalin on the violence in Chennai. 

Violence broke out in Chennai on Monday when police tried to evict pro-jallikattu protesters.

"Various anti-social elements and organisations had infiltrated into the week-long protest on the Marina with the intention of diverting it," said Panneerselvam.

"I promise that the evil forces behind the violence here on Monday would be identified and brought to book. The police used only mild force and acted only after information that some protesters wanted to prolong the stir till Republic Day," said the chief minister.

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