Decks were cleared late night for an ordinance on Jallikattu after Tamil Nadu and the Centre worked feverishly even as the state stood on the edge and protesters on Marina beach and elsewhere refused to relent until the sport is held.
They said they welcome the efforts to promulgate an ordinance for allowing the sport but they would not withdraw the agitation until the event is held.
A draft ordinance prepared by the Tamil Nadu government was vetted by the Home Ministry. It was late in the night approved by the Ministries of Law and Environment for President's assent.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister earlier in the day had assured the people of his state that Jallikattu would be allowed in a day or two.
He also urged protesters to withdraw their protests: