Mangaluru: MP Hopeful of Release of DK NRIs Arrested for Satyanarayana Puja in 2-3 Days

Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha member Nalin Kumar Kateel told mediapersons here on Saturday that hectic efforts were being made by Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Anant Kumar to get the nine NRIs from DK and Udupi released from detention in Kuwait.

He expressed that their efforts would bear fruit in that the detained would be released within three days. He said that he was constantly in touch with the Union ministers.

In the meantime, reports from Kuwait say that the organizers had been told not to hold any event without prior permission. They seem to have gone ahead nevertheless, hence the offence was considered serious. The embassy officials also told the Kuwaiti authorities to act according to laws if they had been violated, according to sources.

The puja event had disturbed neighbours and residents, over which complaints were received. If it was held discreetly, the authorities would not have taken it so seriously, sources said.

Kuwait: 9 from Undivided DK Reportedly Taken into Custody for Holding Satyanarayana Puja

5 Comments

  1. So, it is OK under the Sharia laws to have loud speakers go off at a very high volume even before sunrise to broadcast Muslim prayers but a rarely held pooja is more disturbing? Why even bother living in a country that really has no freedom of religion?

  2. “The puja event had disturbed neighbours and residents, over which complaints were received. If it was held discreetly, the authorities would not have taken it so seriously, sources said” – Report.

    Oh really? I love these apologists!! Only if other religions could be more understanding of the local culture and carry out their rituals in hiding, everything would be alright!! How nice!! What a great civilization!! No wonder there is zero contribution to science, technology, music and entertainment from these backward societies!! All they do is export intolerance, ignorance and violence!!

    Where are the crony secular loudmouths? How come nobody is talking about links between the intolerance and religious doctrine ? Oh never mind – we all know why!! They are all hiding under the table!! Thank ‘imaginary’ God – we have Doddanna, Kempanna, Israel, Indian army, RSS, Sam Harris, Majeed Nawaz, ayaan hirsi ali, Original R.Pai and many honest groups/individuals to fight these bad ideas!!

  3. B. Dinesh – You have answered your own question. Every person has to study the laws of a foreign country before deciding to move there. If you do not agree with them, then don’t go there. No one is forcing you. However while you are there, it’s always a good idea to get a permission for such events (which involves public gatherings) from the local authorities so everything remains transparent. I am sure they would have permitted this event if people had applied for permission (of course there would have been some conditions attached – just like how western countries impose conditions on mosques).

    Even in India people are supposed to obtain permission from the local police for any form of public gathering be it a drama, jathra or a rally… it’s just that many people flaunt such rules and the authorities don’t always enforce them. That’s not an argument enough to make a case in this instance. It’s astonishing people in this forum talk in forked tongues – on one hand they say people have the right to have their own rules when it comes to their domain but now contradict them just because it’s happening in a Muslim country.

  4. So, it is OK under the Sharia laws to have loud speakers go off at a very high volume even before sunrise to broadcast Muslim prayers but a rarely held pooja is more disturbing?-Mr.Dinesh

    Sir,In India even before the birds started chirping ‘Suprabatha’ is played on loudspeakers almost every temple even before the first call for prayers.The countries like Egypt and UAE have already streamline this by broadcasting with single call prayers respecting the other nationality around.But in India we lack technology and finance to afford it.

    Every nation has there own set of religious protocol.We Indians are the guest should respect the culture and practice the religion within the given specified limits. In countries like US and Europe even crying toddler is objected by some neighbours. We in India are far better comparing to the other nation this is the real beauty of diverse culture.

    Unfortunately the youth of India is brainwashed and turning more fanatic since BJP elected to the center. The fringe element are emboldened by the long silence of PM Modi.

    We cannot ignore comments like when a giant tree falls the earth shakes and focus only on a certain riot because television covered it for the first time. We have a responsibility to expose all rioters with equal courage and conviction. Our aim should be to ensure a riot-free India.

    When future smart city like Mangalore youth don’t have privilege to celebrate birthday with their opposite sex and abused under the patronage of ‘Moral police’,while Kuwait incident is selectively being given preference. What mass media is fail to the proper journalism is the privileges they enjoy being in alien nation which they can’t even expect back home.

    This the reason Mangalore is fastly becoming hotbed for fanaticism once know for tolerance,friendly hospitality.

    As a request to brother don’t divide the nation further and don’t subscribe to the ideas of hate preaching Premanand swami.

    Jai Hind

  5. Hi Duplicate
    I know your country rules better. If any one organizes some event without permission from suitable authority it is unlawful let it be Emrika or Arab countries.

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