Protest on Tipu Sultan Jayanti in Karnataka turns ugly: One VHP workman killed in clash

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Protests opposite Tipu Sultan Jayanti took a aroused spin on Tuesday after a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activist, DS Kuttappa, was allegedly murdered on Tuesday, during clashes that erupted in Madikeri, Karnataka.

According to police, a VHP  leader and a former state supervision employee, suffered conduct injuries in stone throwing and died on a spot.

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A internal VHP personality died and several others, including policemen, were harmed as violence erupted over a holding of a birth anniversary celebrations of 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan.

A girl was also harmed in banishment by some unidentified persons nearby here, military said, adding that prohibitory orders have been clamped in a whole Kodagu district and additional reinforcements sent to a area to pierce a conditions under control.

Police used rip gas shells and resorted to lathicharge as hundreds of people collected here and clashes erupted between the opponents and supporters of a celebrations.

The assault flared adult even as statewide celebrations are being reason by a supervision for a initial time to commemorate the birth anniversary of Tipu which, however, is being boycotted by BJP amidst antithesis by several outfits who see him as a “religious bigot”.

According to an Indian Express report, “The clashes erupted after a Muslim organisation that was holding out a way to symbol a Karnataka government’s Tipu Sultan Jayanti jubilee by Madikeri city came face to face with Hindutva activists protesting opposite a jubilee of a birth anniversary in a center of a town.”

BJP has indicted CM Siddaramaiah of perplexing to damp a minorities with a celebrations and has also opposite a environment adult of a university named after a ruler, reports The Times of India.

“We’ll reason protests opposite a state compartment 10 November,” VHP state secretary TAP Shenoy pronounced in a statement, reported ABP News. “We are deploying Bajrang Dal cadres to teach people on how this supervision is spending a taxpayer’s income to honour a ruler who worried Hindus.”

Meanwhile, Home Minister G Parameshwara pronounced additional reinforcements were being rushed to Madikeri from Chamarajanagar and Mysuru districts and appealed to people to maintain peace.

BJP has announced a “total boycott” of a celebrations, saying that no open deputy from their celebration during any level would attend in a central function. Further, a party’s state section arch Prahlad Joshi said that Tipu was a “fanatic” and “anti-Kannada”. Several organisations and individuals, too, have opposed the state government’s pierce to applaud ‘Tipu Sultan Jayanti’ on Nov 10.

Tipu was a ruler of a earlier dominion of Mysore and considered an stern rivalry of a British East India
Company. He was killed in May, 1799, while fortifying his fort of Srirangapatna opposite British forces.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has shielded the government’s preference to commemorate his birth anniversary even as he slammed RSS and “other community forces” for opposing it.

Mangaluru United Christian Association, too, has protested against a celebrations, alleging that Tipu was responsible for a drop of many churches in a coastal segment and also that Christians were tormented underneath his rule.

The VHP had earlier called for a bandh in a state on Tuesday, according to another news in The Times of India.

In September, reacting strongly to media reports that Rajinikanth might star in a biopic on Tipu Sultan, leaders of several parties BJP, Hindu Munnani, and a Hindu Makkal Katchi reason a criticism and warned a actor opposite usurpation a offer.

(With PTI inputs)