Karkala: Local MLA and chief opposition whip in state assembly V Sunil Kumar has in a statement criticized the state government’s recent decision to withdraw 40 cases against 214 persons belonging to two organizations, Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD) and Popular Front of India (PFI), who were accused in the communal riots that rocked Mysuru in 2009.
Kumar said that charges against them with regard to Mysuru disturbances as well as those in Shivamogga, Hassan and other places had been proved.
They also faced charges of abducting students and looting them. He has sought to know the motive behind the sudden withdrawal of the cases at this stage.
He has accused the government of direct collusion in protecting those inciting communal trouble and supporting Pakistan. He has added that chief minister Siddaramaiah has supported traitors for the sake of vote bank.
There could further danger to the country’s interests if the cases are withdrawn and has urged the government to drop its decision.