Joggers, morning walkers back at Chennai’s Marina beach

Chennai, Jan 29 (IANS) It was life as usual for joggers and morning walkers at the Marina beach here on Sunday although prohibitory orders banning assembly of people, processions, protests and hunger-strike came into force from Saturday night.

The police on Saturday issued the orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which are applicable in areas in and around the beach and also at the Foreshore Estate till February 12.

This decision was taken following reports in the social media about people planning to protest at Marina on Sunday.

The beach was the epicentre of protests for Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu’s traditional bull-taming sport, between January 17-22.

A large number of police personnel have been deployed in the area.