Mangaluru: VHP bandh on Dec 8 – Sec 144 imposed in Ulaibettu
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru
Mangaluru, Dec 7: Hours after VHP and Bajrang Dal called for bandh on Monday December 8 in Ulaibettu, Gurpur and surrounding areas in the wake of December 5 communal clash, the city police declared imposition of Section 144 in the affected areas as a precautionary measure.
The order has been issued by city police commissioner R Hitendra.
As per the order, Section 144 will be imposed in Ulaibettu and surrounding areas in a radius of 1.5 km.
All essential services, religious places and schools will be exempted and will function as normal, the commissioner stated.
Prasad Attavar supports bandh
Meanwhile, Rama Sena leader Prasad Attavar, in statement to the media, expressed strong support to the bandh called by VHP and Bajrang Dal.
Condemning the alleged attack on Datta Peetha pilgrims on the night of Friday December 5, Attavar has also urged the state governmnet, the district administration and the police department to take proper action against those responsible.
“If such activities are not controlled, the police departmnet, the district administration and the state government will be fully responsible for any untoward act done by us in the coming days,” Prasad Attavar warned.
Mangaluru: Ulaibettu clash – VHP, Bajrang Dal call for bandh on Dec 8
Pics: Spoorthi Ullal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (CLP)
Mangaluru, Dec 7: In the wake of communal clashes that erupted at Ulaibettu on the night of Friday December 5, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal have called for a bandh on Monday, December 8 in Gurpur and Ulaibettu.
This was revealed at the joint press conference at VHP Karyalaya near PVS circle here on Sunday December 7.
As per details, the VHP and Bajrang Dal along with other like-minded outfits will take out a rally starting at Gurpur junction from 10 am on December 8.
Gurpur Edapadavu, Bajpe, Yekkur, Kateel, Kaikamba, Vamanjoor and Neermarga will observe bandh from 6 am to 6 pm.
Jitendra Kottari of VHP criticized the state government for the unrest in the area and termed it responsible for the consequences.
“Datta Jayanti has been going on for years. On December 5, at Ulaibettu when Datta Jayanti devotees were moving in a bus, some Muslims stopped the bus and attacked them saying they should not wear saffron colour and walk in that area. The clash erupted when two Datta Peetha devotees were attacked. When the activists were going to the police station to complain about the incident, around 300 Muslims attacked them with lethal weapons. They also attacked women. Hindu organizations condemns this.
“We have been very patient even though so many such incidents have taken place against Hindus. We sometimes protested. But this Ulaibettu incident is unacceptable. The protest march will proceed from Gurpur to Ulaibettu. Justice should be done in the atrocities which have taken place against Hindus. We also appreciate the work done by the police in this case,” said Kottari.
Bajrang Dal leader Sharan Pumpwell, Harish Kuttar and Puneet were present in the press meet.