Choice of food and trade in foodstuff were part of right to life said Allahabad high court and ordered UP government to draw up a plan in 10 days so that the crackdown on illegal abattoirs and meat shops didn’t deprive people of their livelihood or food.
The protest of Tamils against the ban on Jallikattu is a trigger. The pent-up anger against the successive policies of the central government and corporate encroachment of resources is the main cause of massive turnout in the protests. The protests displayed the limits of the Hindu right’s attempts to make inroads into the state’s politics by valorising Tamil language and culture. The protests indicate a continuity of Tamil politics with renewed strength through social media activism.