Condemning the Union government’s steps to send back members of the Hindu community from Pakistan and Bangladesh whose visas had expired, various Hindutva organisations staged a protest here on Sunday.
Staging a demonstration at Kittur Chennamma Circle the protesters urged the Union government to stop treating Hindus from Pakistan and Bangladesh like “criminals”.
They alleged that Hindus from these nations were unwilling to return to their nations because of increased atrocities against the community over the past several years. Instead of sending them back or arresting them, the government should provide them shelter, the protesters said. They alleged the Union government was following double standards. While infiltrators from Bangladesh were allegedly being given ration cards and employment in the country, Hindus who wanted to reside in India were being treated like criminals. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s state spokesman Mohan Gowda, Ganesh Kadam of Sri Ram Sene, and Geetanjali Kadival of Sanathan Samsthe led the protest.