Kundapur: Police Arrest VHP, BD Members for Protesting Against Tipu Jayanti Celebration

Kundapur: Police detained VHP, Bajrang Dal and BJP activists who were demonstrating with black flags and shouting slogans against the state government for celebrating Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary here, on November 10.

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The Kundapur Taluk Administration organised the Tipu Birth Anniversary celebration at the Taluk Panchayat auditorium. When the inauguration was being held, protesters shouted slogans against the state government and waved black flags. DySP of Kundapur, Manjunath Shetty and his team detained the protesters and released them later.

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Speaking to mediapersons, RSS leader Subramanya Holla said that the state government is celebrating the Tipu Jayanti to strengthen its vote bank by appeasing the minority community. ”Tipu Jayanti is an insult to Indian history. Tipu had destroyed many temples in the state. He was against Hindus and had destroyed nearly 8,000 temples,” he said.

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BJP leader Rajesh Kaveri, Kishor Kumar, Mahesh Poojary, Shanker Ankadakatte, Bajrang Dal leader Pradeep, Santhosh Shetty, Girish, Rajath Thekkatte, VHP leader Vijay Shetty and others took part in protest.

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