Jallikattu issue has been hanging fire in Tamil Nadu for several years now. But, the state has never witnessed this sort of mass agitation demanding jallikattu.
In a state like Tamil Nadu, with around 700 lakh population, even if 0.1 % of the population (70000 people) join the agitation, it would be termed as mass agitation.
Many people wonder why this mass agitation has happened now and not earlier when Ms. Jayalalitha was the Chief Minister. The issue remained the same earlier and now and therefore, the emotions should have been the same earlier and now.
Can anyone explain this? Can we simply accept the theory that mob rule takes place when governance weakens ?