Jallikattu: Social media helpful in encourage co-ordinating.
- January 21, 2017
- Posted by: S S N Raju Penmetsa
- Category: Hot Topics
Social media seems to have played a key role in bringing together thousands of pro-Jallikattu protesters in the wide beach of Marina Beach in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu, with updates on the spontaneous eddies of current students And messages flooding the platform. Sites including Facebook were flooded with pages “Let we be united”, “We want Jallikattu” and “I support Jallikattu”, which together represent lakhs of followers who continue to comment on developments and support their cause.
Facebook pages like “Jallikattu veeravilayattu”, specially designed to broadcast messages about sport and protest against bulls across the state were active with live updates. Special folk songs were downloaded and real-time images, videos of protests were posted regularly, which helped the information to reach more and more people, prompting many of them to join them . For example, a social media user Manikandan uploaded photos of protest between Madurai and Theni in ‘Jallikattu veeravilayattu’ Facebook page.
In addition, articles like “No Jallikattu, no vote” and “save domestic cattle” dominated the social media sites.
Each Jallikattu protest and related information has sparked thousands of “tastes” on Facebook. One blogger said: “Jallikattu is not bullfighting, PeTA should stop assimilating the sport with the fight of the bulls.” In Twitter, hash labels like “justice for jallikattu”, “saving our jallikattu culture” have continued to trend through the day with countless messages. In addition, messages like “I can organize dinner, lunch for protesters”, “I can provide drinking water please contact …” were also abundant, indicating how students organize and manage Events.