Puttur: With objections to the printing of Deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim’s name on the invitations of Annual Car festival of Mahalingeshwara temple. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal condemned and demanded the withdrawal of DC’s name from the invitation as he is not a Hindu. VHP leader also alleged that the invitations printed in the name of Deputy Commissioner, A B Ibrahim are just to hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus.
The VHP and Bajrang Dal also warned of holding protests if the DC’s name will not be withdrawn from the invitation. In this connection, three Writ petitions were filed in the high court demanding to reprint the invitations of Mahalingeshwara temple excluding DC Ibrahim’s name.
A peaceful prayer was organized on March 29 in front of the Mahalingeshwar temple. The aim of the prayer service was to turn the tide in favour of the Hindus.
The high court presided by A S Bopanna heard the petitions and ordered to reprint the invitations excluding the name of deputy commissioner. The annual festival will be held from April 10 to 20, 2016.