Controversy over posters in Shivamogga, Karnataka – Sangri Today

Two factions clashed in the name of Savarkar and Tipu Sultan, stabbings took place; Article 144 imposed

A clash broke out on Monday between two groups in the town of Shivamogga, Karnataka. Members of Hindu organizations had posted a poster of Veer Savarkar here in Amir Ahmed’s circle. After that Tipu Sultan’s army protested and reached with their flag. They tried to put up posters of Tipu Sultan. The police had to lathi-charge to stop the argument. Later, Savarkar’s photo was also deleted.
Given the tension in the area, Section 144 was imposed on the entire city. At the same time, a large number of police forces were deployed. Shivamogga’s deputy minister on Tuesday ordered the closure of schools and colleges in the city and Bhadravati city limits. The deputy minister said Section 144 will remain in effect in those two locations until August 18.
According to reports, a person was also stabbed in the Gandhi Bazar area here, but police say the stabbing happened in this case or on another issue, it is under investigation. The injured person was admitted to hospital for treatment. His condition is stable.
The BJP and other Hindu organizations protested over this. They demanded that they be allowed to display posters of Savarkar and that action be taken against the other group for insulting Savarkar. In another similar case, police also removed a poster naming the Suratkal intersection in Mangaluru after Savarkar.
BJP leader Mohammad Anwar was stabbed to death on June 23 in Shivamogga, Karnataka. The killers had come on bicycles. Mohammad Anwar was the general secretary of the BJP. BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje had said the hand of the fundamentalists behind this murder.

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