It was warned that some ‘anti-national’ elements had assimilated themselves in the Jallikattu protests, sparking outrage whenever the fire looked its weakest.  NewsX has assessed proof which corroborates the statement made by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Copies of three Central Agencies inputs on the protests have been accessed exclusively by NewsX. In part, it justifies why the police force cracked down harshly upon the gathered protesters.

One excerpt from the copies read, “It is learnt that members of left wing extremist organisations, (i) Tamil Nadu State Organising Committee (TNSOC) and its front organisations, like Revolutionary Students and Youth Front (RSYF), Makkal Athigaram, People’s Art and Literary Association (PALA), etc., and (ii) CPI(Maoist) and its cover Movement for Social Welfare (SUMS), etc., have infiltrated among the students, who are agitating against ban on jallikattu.”

The copies also state that these organisations were trying to extend the agitation up to the Republic Day.

The Animal Welfare Board of India filed a case in the Supreme Court of India for an outright ban on Jallikattu because of the cruelty to animals and the threat to public safety involved.