Finally, the protest for Jallikkattu came to an end!! Though the way it finished was not as expected, the mission is accomplished.
From what I understand: To pass a new rule: First an ordinance should be passed by the state government and then it should be approved by the assembly and submitted to Supreme Court and Supreme court should approve the rule. I guess, the protesters were not aware of the process.
From my view, somebody should have explained the protesters about the process. And then, they should have suggested to verify the process with some lawyers and on satisfaction, should agree that they have won and could have dispersed in peace. But, there was nobody to do this and that is the reason they stayed back. I know.. this is easy to say after everything had happened. But, this should be taken as a learning.
Also, some people are saying that some anti-social elements intruded the protesters and tried to prolong the protest till Jan 26 and create problems during the Republic day. Good that such a thing didn’t happen.
We all make mistakes but, should learn from them. One thing the protest have proved that the people of tamil nadu are seriously pissed off with the political parties. So far in the past 25-30 years or so, one of the two parties were in power and they don’t have belief in both of them. People are looking for a change. Very recently, that person got a good opportunity. But that person messed it up. I don’t want to get into this any further.
I felt really funny when I watched the lame attempt by some political parties trying to compete with THE protest.. (It was like: ஏய்! நானும் ரௌடி தான்! நானும் ஜெயிலுக்கு போறேன் ! ஜெயிலுக்கு போறேன்!! ஜெயிலுக்கு போறேன்!!!)
I am going to forget the last day of the protest. This is a huge victory for the Students, Youth and all Tamilians. Especially for the way the protest went for a week without a slight hint of trouble… The way the students managed things in Marina…Simply, Amazing. Also, this has created an awareness against foreign beverages. And lots of shopkeepers have declared that they aren’t going to sell these drinks anymore.
This is part of history and Im very happy and proud to say that I lived when such an event happened. Where I could witness what the people of Tamil Nadu can do..
As always, proud to say.. தமிழன்டா!!!