*Hindu Rights to Survive with Dignity & Sovereignty *Join Hindu Freedom Movement to make Bharat Hindu Rashtra within 2025 *Jai Shri Ram *Jayatu Jayatu Hindu Rashtram *Editor: Upananda Brahmachari.
HENB | Mangalore | Nov 13, 2015:: The Friday Karnataka bandh on Nov 13 called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal in Karnataka was observed with full effect in mangalore as the towns and markets sported a very deserted look.
Vehicles including buses and auto rickshaws are off the roads, the streets were almost empty and schools and colleges have been given holidays.
The normal life has been affected in many other parts of the state including Kodagu, Udupi, Puttur, Sullia, Dakshina Kannada, Bikkarnakatte, Padua, Ullal, Shivamogga, Kannadabane, Hassan and a part of Bangalore city.
Moderate to good response in VHP-Bajrang Dal was seen in North and Coastal Karnataka.
The call for bandh was given after a youth named Harish was stabbed to death near BC Road on the night of Thursday, and also to protest against the death of a VHP leader in Madikeri during Tipu Jayanti celebrations.
With section 144 being enforced for three days, only some private vehicles are moving around and this is had affected the general public.
With the auto rickshaw protest, people now are compelled to walk to their destinations as public transport is not available.
There have been minor incidents like burning of tyres at Bikkarnakatte, Padua, and Ullal.
In the early hours of morning, Shri Ram Sene Leader Promod Muthalik was arrested in Hassan as precautionary measure and section 107 and 151 of IPC was charged against him. Shri Muthalik was trying to stage a dharna in the town.
As per source, it is known that the City unit of BJP Bangalore will not do any picketing for bandh but they will hold a protest march outside Town Hall.
Tight security is in place as police vehicles have been moving around the city, warning the people through the public address system mounted on vehicles not to form crowds or take out demonstrations.
The VHP has called for a bandh in Karnataka on Friday following the escalating tension in the state over the birth anniversary of the 18th century tyrant Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan.
A clash broke out during a protest meet held on Thursday by the Islamic outfit named as Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) at Bantwal Cross Road near mangalore to protest the attack on one Sahul during the riots in Madikeri on Tuesday.
The meeting turned violent after Muslim leaders allegedly made inflammatory speeches. Protesters began hurling stones at the stage, injuring a few people, including Bantwal inspector Belliyappa. Harish was stabbed to death in the ensuing violence, while Samiullah was injured.
The incident led to tension in B C Road, Bantwal and Kaikamba as shopkeepers shut shop. Police controlled the situation by resorting to lathicharge at the programme venue. Security has been beefed up in the town, which is likely to be under watch for the next few days. Police forces were rushed in from Puttur.
In this Tipu row two VHP activists viz DS Kuttappa of Kodagu and Raju of Kannadabane (in Madikeri riot on Tuesday) and a BJP worker Harish of Banatwala (in B C Road violence on Thursday) were killed in the communal clashes since Tuesday last. The three deceased had their close connection in Sangh Parivar as reported.
It is alarming that the Congress Govt in Karnataka is taking the help of the Islamic outfits like Muslim League and SDPI to attack Hindus who are protesting the State sponsored anniversary of fanatic Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan.
__with input from Agencies.