State Govt Directly Responsible for Imposing Section 144 on Dec 19 in Mangaluru- Ivan

State Govt Directly Responsible for Imposing Section 144 on Dec 19  in Mangaluru – Ivan

Mangaluru: “In Mangaluru there was a protest against CAA and NRC. On 19 December 2019, protesters had taken the permission to hold the protest but the state government imposed section 144 to stop those against CAA and NRC from protesting. The state government took the decision to impose section 144 in Mangaluru to stop the protest. Those who came for the protest on December 19 did not have any information on the protest being cancelled. In the police firing, 2 people died and many were injured. Section 144 was not needed in Mangaluru. Later many approached the court and the Division Bench has now taken the decision that the section was imposed to curb the protestors from protesting against CAA and NRC and not to maintain law and order. The state government is directly responsible for imposing section 144 in December 2019 in Mangaluru. We demand the state government to compensate the families of the victims who died in the police firing”, said MLC Ivan D’Souza in a press meet held at the District Congress Office, Mallikatta here on February 15.

Addressing the mediapersons Ivan D’Souza said, “The state government is saying that those who died in the police firing are the accused and we are waiting for the investigations to be completed. The CM, HM and those who are responsible for the firing are defending themselves. The local MLAs and the minister did not visit the victims’ house and have never condoled their death.  The local MLAs and minister should visit the houses of the victims immediately and pay the compensation. Because of your mistake, two innocent people were killed and more than 25 others have been injured. The Tahsildar and DC should visit their house to pay the compensation. There is a wrong message about Mangaluru making the rounds which should be stopped”.

Ivan further said, “Now the judicial inquiry and COD investigation is going on, this is only for your records and not to give justice for the common people. To give justice to the common people, such incidents should not occur again. The CM, HM and the minister in-charge should apologise to the people, if not we will protest in the Vidhana Soudha. Protest should go on against CAA and NRC. Every citizen has the fundamental right to protest against the wrong decisions of the government. The BJP leaders have filed a sedition case against U T Khader and Shahin Bagh school in Bidar instead of filing a sedition case against Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat. The police should have filed a Suo Motu case against Kalladka Prabhakar, but he has been supported by the government. Those who work for social justice are called traitors and those who deliver inciting speeches are protected, this should stop.”

Ivan also said, “The speaker said that the constitution was formed 70 years ago. What is the agenda of the BJP? I strongly feel that there is a hidden agenda behind it. After 70 years they are discussing the Constitution, we need to think about it. Ananth Kumar Hegde has said that the BJP came to power to change the constitution. There is a BAC to discuss the subject. If you want to discuss, discuss IPC, CrPC, which is misused. BJP wants to discuss the hidden agenda. The president of the Vidhana Sabha has no right to discuss the constitution. For the development of the state we have yet to receive Rs 29300 crores from the Central government, let the BJP discuss on this. There is no development work, the roads are in pathetic condition, people who lost their property in the floods have not been compensated. The Speaker and the government are misusing the power which should be stopped”.

Criticising the statement by the district minister in-charge Srinivas Poojary, “I will give a special package to the district. I doubt whether it is a package or a packet.  If he wants to give any package to the district he should call a meeting of all the members of the Assembly and discuss it. What package is he giving? Is it to construct a retaining wall for Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat’s school?  or to hold another programme to play the Babri Masjid drama? For the total development of the district, the district in-charge minister should call a meeting as he is the in-charge for the entire district”.

Mangalorean.com இடுகையிட்ட தேதி: வெள்ளி, 14 பிப்ரவரி, 2020

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