Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Tipu Jayanti: Protests turn violent; Sec 144 imposed in Kodagu

PTI Representation PTI Representation
Marlene Weaver | 10 November, 2017, 11:23

On Tuesday, the Karnataka High Court refused to put a stay on Tipu Sultan Jayanti celebrations, slated to be celebrated across the state on November 10.

Prohibitory orders are in place in five districts of Karnataka, The Times of India reported, adding that police has been deployed in large numbers in the districts of Srirangapatna, Kodagu, Coimbatore, Mangaluru, Mysuru and Hubballi-Dharwad.

Talking to reporters here on Thursday, Robert Rosario, a representative of Kanara Chistians, said the group has been opposing Tipu Jayanti for the last two years as there were historical facts showing the tyranny by Tipu Sultan on Christians.

However, the Congress government views Tipu Sultan as a patriot, who fought against the British. But the decision met with resistance from the right wing which sees him as a bigoted tyrant who forcefully converted thousands and killed thousand others. A year ago celebrations were rather peaceful, although protests continued with a lot of security in place.

GSP: 'I Don't Plan to Hold The Middleweight Title & Not Defend it'
They made a lot of money, and it was good for me as well. "I got treatment on it, so I'll be back 100 per cent". After the fight when I cooled down, it was awful . "My neck couldn't even move".

The controversy was further spurted when the President Ram Nath Kovind hailed Tipu Sultan, saying he died a heroic death fighting the British, remarks that came in the backdrop of protests by the BJP in Karnataka against the glorification of the 18th century Mysore ruler.

The workers had been protesting against Tipu Jayanti celebrations. "The government itself is conducting the Tipu Jayanthi celebrations and in the various parts of Bangalore city they will be some celebration for which we have made elaborate arrangements", the commissioner said.

Apart from banning liquor in the state, "About 200 platoons of the Karnataka State Reserved Police (KSRP), City Armed Police and City Armed Forces (CAR) and 6,000 Home Guards have been deployed in sensitive areas till Saturday morning", Pant stated.

Ahead of Tipu Sultan Jayanti celebrations, the district administration has imposed Section 144 and security has been heightened to maintain law and order in the district.

Recommended

Harry Potter Games Coming From Pokemon Go Dev Harry Potter Games Coming From Pokemon Go Dev Niantic Labs announced Harry Potter: Wizards Unite through an official blog post that likely sent Potterheads all over the world into a frenzy.

Oppo to launch selfie expert F5 in Nepal Oppo to launch selfie expert F5 in Nepal OPPO claims this will be the first time AI technology has been integrated into selfies by a camera phone brand in Kenya. The phone sports sensors like ambient light sensor, accelerometer, digital compass, and proximity sensor among others.

Qatar Foundation exits Airtel, sells stake for Rs 9600 crore Qatar Foundation exits Airtel, sells stake for Rs 9600 crore Shares of the company opened at Rs 496 and touched a high and low of Rs 506.85 and Rs 481.30, respectively, in trade so far. Once the trading activities commenced, Three Pillars sold 199 mn shares of Bharti Airtel at Rs 473-490 per share.

Netanyahu grilled 'for several hours' in graft probe Netanyahu grilled 'for several hours' in graft probe The first development relates to billionaire Arnon Milchan, who was questioned under caution for bribery. However, Netanyahu has denied any wrongdoing, reports IANS.

Kristaps Porzingis may need offseason elbow surgery Kristaps Porzingis may need offseason elbow surgery Incumbent mayor Bill de Blasio ended up winning another term, but the Porzingis support is strong in NY . The New York Knicks are having what you may call a mild success early this season.

Rancho Bernardo's Veterans Day ceremony is Saturday Rancho Bernardo's Veterans Day ceremony is Saturday While the poppies are free, the RB veterans will accept free-will donations to support their programs and philanthropic efforts. On Monday from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m., Sagewood Elementary students will be creating thank you cards for veterans.

Ex-Facebook President Sean Parker: Network 'Exploiting' Human Psychology Ex-Facebook President Sean Parker: Network 'Exploiting' Human Psychology He said he believes social networking is changing the way we relate to one another and doing damage in its ever-expanding wake. They are designed that way, Sean Parker , the founding president of Facebook, told reporters for the website Axios.com .

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait advise citizens against travel to Lebanon Saudi Arabia and Kuwait advise citizens against travel to Lebanon A senior politician close to Hariri told Reuters that Saudi Arabia had ordered him to resign and put him under house arrest. Two top Lebanese government officials have accused Riyadh of holding Hariri against his will.

Nelson Cruz wins second career Silver Slugger Award Nelson Cruz wins second career Silver Slugger Award The award is the second of Cruz's career after he was selected as one of the American League's top offensive outfielders in 2015. The Silver Slugger is awarded to the best offensive player at each position, in each league, as voted by managers and coaches.

How to Watch Croatia vs. Greece How to Watch Croatia vs. Greece Modric converted from the spot - sending Karnezis the wrong way - and the home fans were soon celebrating again when an unmarked Kalinic converted Ivan Strinic's low cross from the left wing.

Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television It has agreed to two seasons of 10 episodes each, a hefty commitment, and beat other contenders such as Netflix and Showtime. It marks Aniston's first TV show since her famous role on the hit comedy " Friends " ended in 2004.

Northern Ireland must 'channel the anger' over penalty decision - O'Neill Northern Ireland must 'channel the anger' over penalty decision - O'Neill It's very hard when you go behind in a game of this magnitude to an incident like that but I thought they reacted very well. Swiss manager Vladimir Petkovic said the penalty decision shouldn't overshadow the performance of his team.

Oil prices stabilise just below two-year highs Oil prices stabilise just below two-year highs Just yesterday, OPEC itself said USA shale output will continue to grow and may not max out until the middle of the next decade. Texas issued 997 oil and gas drilling permits last month, up almost 17 percent versus the same month a year ago.

No one noticed a grasshopper stuck in a Van Gogh painting No one noticed a grasshopper stuck in a Van Gogh painting While many art buffs travel at length to see Vincent van Gogh's paintings up close, one grasshopper got a front row seat - for over a century.

Red Sox Name Dana LaVangie Pitching Coach Red Sox Name Dana LaVangie Pitching Coach Hours before the team statement, WEII.com's Rob Bradford reported that Flores was dealing with a "serious medical condition". It's likely he would have ranked among the Red Sox's top five prospects by most projections heading into next season.