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AR Rahman salutes 'TN spirit': To fast on Friday for jallikattu cause

Academy award winning composer AR Rahman announced that he would fast on Friday over the jallikattu issue. He took to Twitter to make the announcement.

I’m fasting tomorrow to support the spirit of

— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) January 19, 2017

However, AR Rahman known as the Mozart of Madras, gave no other details about his fast. His announcement follows many of his peers in the Tamil film industry, who have lent their support to jallikattu cause.

Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand also joined the chorus on Thursday. He tweeted:  

My state rises again. In unison . In peace. Proud to be a #tamizhanda.Genext here are modern yet culturally rooted. #JusticeforJallikattu

— Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) January 19, 2017

#jallikattu is a cultural symbol . Respect it. Im all for animal rights but here that is not the point.tradition & livelihood are .

— Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) January 19, 2017

Friday will see stars from the Tamil film industry participate in a daylong silent peaceful protest, backed by the Nadigar Sangam. Leading stars including Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Vijay, Suriya among others, who have already voiced their support for the ban to be lifted are expected to participate in the protest.

Nadigar Sangam Secretary, Vishal has also written a letter to PM Modi, appealing to him to pass an ordinance permitting jallikattu. 

Source: The News Minute