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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 131) Last page : ( 134)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00023.2

Social Media and Peoples Movement: A view on Role of Social Media in Jallikattu Protest

Sathish R.*

Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Communication, Mohamed Sathak College of Arts and Science

*Corresponding Author Email: sathishra0001@gmail.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.


Social Media became a tool for politicians to propagate their ideas to the public and social media became a platform for common public to express their views on different socio-political issues. In January 2017, we witnessed there were huge protest across Tamilnadu supporting Jallikattu, a bull-taming traditional Tamil sport which was banned by Supreme Court of India. The messages were spread in different social networking sites and Apps to participate in the Jallikattu protest. People used Social media Like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp to organise a massive protest. With this background this paper analyses the role of social media in Jallikattu protest.



Social Media, Jallikattu Protest, Peoples Movement, Marina, Silent Protest.


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