TJAVH Samiti opposes Tipu Jayanti
Udupi: Tipu Jayanti Acharane Virodhi Horata Samiti (Committee against Tipu Jayanti Observance) has demanded the state government not to organise Tipu Jayanthi this year.
Speaking at a press meet held at press club Sunil K R, convener of the Tipu Jayanti Acharane Virodhi Horata Samiti Udupi district on Saturday November 5 said that Tipu had murdered hundreds of Christians.
The Congress-led government is creating unrest in the state through Tipu Jayanti. It is not right on the part of the government to go ahead with the celebrations when the people are opposing the move. The state government is trying to woo the minorities by celebrating Tipu Jayanti. Many temples in the state were razed to the ground by Tipu.
People in the state have not forgotten the violence during and aftermath Tipu Jayanti. The state government is responsible if any untoward incidents occur during the programme. Tipu Sultan as a conqueror who carried out atrocities on Hindus and Christians in several parts of the State, he added.
Tipu Sultan was responsible for the forceful conversion of a large number of Hindus. Unfortunately, the Congress government is trying to appease a particular community and garner votes, by celebrating Tipu Jayanti. The direction to celebrate Tipu Jayanti in all governments offices should be condemned. During one such event last year, violence had erupted in several areas. The State government should ban Tipu Jayanti and ensure that law and order prevails in the society, he said.
Vilas Nayak president Vishwa Hindu Parishat Udupi district, Dinesh Mendon, Shreesha Nayak, Prasad, Prakash Kukkehalli and others were present in the press meet.