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Dharmasthala people condemn allegations against Dr Heggade's family

Dharmasthala people condemn allegations against Dr Heggade's family

Daijiworld Media Network – Beltangady (EP)

Beltangady, Oct 14: The people of Dharmasthala on Monday October 14 assembled at Mahotsava hall in Dharmasthala here to condemn the allegations against Dharmasthala temple head Dr D Veerendra Heggade's family in the rape and murder of Sowjanya who was killed in October last year.  The allegations were made by Sowjanya's parents and Hindu leader Mahesh Shetty Thimarodi on a Kannada news channel.

Narayana Noorithaya, Chandan Kamath, Seetharam Tholpadithaya, Haridasa Gambhira, Balakrishna Poojary and Chandrahasa spoke expressing their dissatisfaction over the broadcast and prayed that Sri Majunathaswamy, Annappaswamy and other Gods and Goddesses may punish those who made unfounded allegations.

The gathering also prayed for the departed soul of Sowjanya and urged for CBI probe to impart justice to the family of the victim.

Advocate Keshava Belalu spoke and said that the investigation is delayed due to loopholes in law and technical reasons. The misconceptions and doubts will be cleared by producing proper records, he said.

Mass prayer

All the villagers in the hall went to the temple, prayed together and submitted offerings to God.  They prayed to lord Manjunthaswamy to ward off difficulties and impart justice.
Gram panchayat president Geetha, Temple manager N R Udupa, Parshwanath Jain, A V Shetty, Dhanakeerthi Ariga, Subhaschandra Jain and Shishupal Poovani were present.


Allegations against Dr Veerendra Heggade condemned

Mounesh Vishwakarma
Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (EP)

Bantwal, Oct 14: A forum of like-minded people in the taluk has condemned the recent programme in a news channel in which Dr Veerendra Heggade and his family were blamed for the rape and murder of Sowjanya.

The meeting held on Sunday October 13 at BC Road was presided over by former zilla panchayat member A C Bhandary. "The (television) programme which raised questions against a personality like Dr Veerendra Heggade should be condemned," he said.

“The Dharmasthala area is being developed in economic, social and educational fields due to Dr Heggade’s far sightedness.  The action of the media will adversely affect the progress in the region,” opined leaders at the meeting.

Former MLA Padmanabha Kottari, A Rukmaya Poojary, Dharma Jagarana Pratisthana president Kaiyur Narayan Bhat, leaders of various associations G Ananda, D M Kulal, B M Idinabba and others were present.


Comment on this article

  • juliet mascarenhas, bejai mangalore

    Wed, Oct 16 2013

    An open air mass prayer should be conducted by all the people of Belthangady irrespective of their religion ,to trace the culprits and punish them accordingly.He knows the truth and he will listen to the prayers.He will drag the criminals to surrender to the public admitting their crime.The pain of the parents of the innocent child is more than any other pain on earth.In the eyes of god all people are equal. Who ever has broken his commandment will be brought into task for which prayers are required. untill this is done neither the criminals nor the people of Belthangady will rest in peace for the soul of Sowjanya will be wandering seeking justice.

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    Wed, Oct 16 2013

    Its our luck that people like Sri Veerendra Hegade Ji has born in our Karnataka.. People with cheap character and cheap mentality only will think about spoiling their name.. Forget abt Hegade Ji At least they should have fear of God.

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  • Wilfred Fernandes, Vamadapadavu/Dubai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    It seems the TV Journalists are ultimate judges. For Cheap popularity they are spoiling the name of eminent personalities like Shree Verendra Heggade. The Parents of Sowjanya too deserve justice. why the delay then, handover the files to CBI.

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  • Pastor E. W. Frank, Udupi-576101

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Dear readers: Korea

    Yes the family of Soujanya were very much hurt and they lost their daughter, by rape and murder. I have not seen and the allegations of Mr. Hegde may be true or not, but God is going to bring every sin and murder into justice. We men know by hearing or seeing even but God knows the truth. However I simpathise the parents for the unnatural death of their daughter. Their pain will remain in their heart for life about their innocent daughter died a very bad death. May God console them. When I come to India I wish to see them. They can call me Mob.9845236184. I will be in India from November 1 on wards.

    Pastor E. W. Frank, Pres.
    AIDCC(R), Udupi-576101

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  • dr anand k pati, hubli-dharwad

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Pujjya Heggde ji has done tremendous work to elevate the poor and needy people of Karnataka by providing them education, job security and knowledge.He has positively influenced the life of each and individual of our times. Lord Manjunatheshwara will definitely bless all and such false allegations will not deter the selfless work of the Heggde ji.

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  • Abdul Rafiq, Uchila / Dubai

    Tue, Oct 15 2013

    Mr.Hegde, no need to worry. God's blessings and pray of common people always with you for your good social works. some jobless people dancing, celebrating on the streets and spoiling your name is just for their publicity.
    Truth will come out, culprits will be caught and punished very soon. i wish Sowjanya's parents will get the justice. same time the allegations made on Dr.Hegde's also will be cleared. Hope for the best.

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  • Praveen, Bangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2013

    I totally agree with ISMAIL.K.PERINJE
    People in the above pictures are the ones who are really concerned about justice and also false allegations done. I am very sure Lord Manjunatha Swamy will show the justice and clear all the Baseless allegations.

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    Mon, Oct 14 2013

    TV media used this issue for TRP and glancing @ the celebration snaps one can understand what is the purpose of live telecast of the issue in TV.H.E.Shri D Veerendra Heggade a social crusader,champion of common man and visionary spent his entire life,resources and energies for the welfare of the people.It is very very unfortunate and sad to see that Media and some vested forces dragged Dr Heggade's name and Sri Keshtra Dharmastala!I think truth will prevail and in the same time Soujnya's parent will get justice.But those associated with soujnya's parent for the issue will disappear as their purpose was some what fulfilled.

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