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Bengaluru: High court refuses to stay Tipu Jayanti celebrations


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Bengaluru, Nov 8: Karnataka high court (HC), on Tuesday November 7, refused to entertain a petition filed by K P Manjunath from Kodagu district, seeking a stay on celebrating Tipu Jayanti at state government's behest on November 10. In addition, it also dismissed a plea seeking cancellation of government circular issued in this connection.

The HC observed that intervening in the issue at a stage where only three days were left for the celebration, would not be feasible. When quashing the request of the petitioners to stay Tipu Jayanti celebrations in Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, the HC stressed that it is the responsibility of the government to monitor law and order situation in sensitive areas.

A division bench comprising in-charge Chief Justice, H G Ramesh, and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar, which heard the public interest petition filed in this respect, dismissed the pleas.

Advocate who appeared for the petitioner pointed out that a budget of ten crore rupees has been set aside for Tipu Jayanti and that many have been opposing the celebrations. The bench, reacting to this argument, observed that usually discussions are held in both houses of the legislature before taking a final decision. Observing that there will be always some opposition to different things, it obtained information about the incidents which had happened during Tipu Jayanti celebrations in 2015.

Karnataka dvocate general, Madhusudan R Naik, appearing on behalf of the state government, said that this petition is similar to the one filed last year and requested the bench not to entertain such litigations.

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  • avinash, kinnigoli

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Tippu and pappu will spoil congress.
    Celebrating jayathi is not an issue. but celebrating for vote bank is stupid decison.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    hey Indian blood,

    I read enough of your comments. Why dont you mention the genocide committed by your hero tipu, the tyrant of mysore.

    Do you support the genocide. Did your ancestors benefit from the genocide committed by the tyrant.

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  • ignace Kullu, Mlore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    gujrat genocide and 1884 sikh genoside????

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  • Abhi, Kudla

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    ignace kullu

    what about 1984 Sikh riots & Congress' support to Kashmir separatists as result terrorist attacks all over the country?

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  • Dr. Shankarnarayan, Mangaluru/Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Forth coming Jayanthis of Siddhu

    Hitler Jayanthi
    Mussolini Jayanthi
    They also fought British

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Roshan,

    ''He is Hero to some, as he fought against British. Largely, people have forgotten all about them and do not care much. It is history.''

    To proclaim that he is a hero because he fought British is plain ridiculous when there is a proof that he sent invitation to Zaman shah to invade india. Do you know who sided with the british?? it was the maratha empire. So will it make marathas traitors??? Good luck explaining that to the people of maharastra.

    One specific group considers him a hero for a different reason. Figure it out.

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  • Latif Mapal, Jeddah - KSA

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    For all readers Muslim never ask to do TIPPU Jayanthi the against comes only his name is Sultan (muslim name) that only issue now for BJP not all others and 95% of hindus they dont have any issue they always help to keep peace

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Tipu maybe a hero or a zero. It is in the context of people how they look at him.

    He is a Zero for some, as there are several people who lost lives because of him, because of religious persecution. He is Hero to some, as he fought against British. Largely, people have forgotten all about them and do not care much. It is history.

    Today being the BLACK DAY, because of DeMo, the context can be same but the theme may be different.

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  • santhu, Mumbai/Udupi

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    let them celebrate by putting prohibitory orders this will directly help BJP to gain more votes.

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  • mMS, MANGALURU

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Gandhi Jayanthi
    Nehru Jayanthi
    Ambedkar Jayanthi
    GuruNanak Jayanthi
    Kanaka Jayanthi
    Basava Jayanthi
    Valmeeki Jayanthi
    Mahaveer Jaynathi
    ............Now, Tippu Jayanthi
    ........... Later, Modi Jayanthi, Jetli Jayanthi, Sonia Jayanthi, Jaya Jayanthi, Rajni Jayanthi, Kamal Jayanthi, Amitab Jayanthi, Siddu Jayanthi.....
    ಕೊನೆಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲರನ್ನು ಕಾಡುವ ಎಕೈಕ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ಏನೆಂದರೆ... ಈ ಜಯಂತಿ ಯಾರು? ಹೀಗೂ ಉಂಟೆ?

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    With all criticism,tippu was a brave warrior and leader of Karnataka in his time

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    dayeg und matha dombarata!!!
    let the died be there in grave to Rest in peace and allow the living ones to Live peacefully.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Daniel,

    You dont get the seriousness of this issue. do you???

    Govt as insulted the communities, whose ancestors suffered under tipu`s rule by celebrating his jayanthi. if you dont care about this, then dont.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    dear Beowulf, Mangalore
    I understand the pain hurt of us but one need to understand that this is all politics and all are same.
    does any Government help any victim communities? no no they all play politics.
    Moreover by all these Babus insult the Nation & community by doing so and they put salt on wounds again and again on victims, so better forgive and forget. Atleast better to live in hope and peace.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Daniel,

    I want people to punish these foolish politicians who thought that they can garner the votes from some community by hurting the sentiments of another community. There is nothing forget and forgive about this.

    Just think... the state govt knows what it is getting into when they decided to hold the jayanthi for tyrant. Still, why are the hell-bent on it???

    I am done with voting for congress (or any party that behaves in such a way) . They are never going to get my vote. I would rather vote BJP and accept beef ban rather than vote for Congress for them to turn around and insult the memories of our ancestors.

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  • Victor Alvares, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Historian Alan Machado Prabhu, author of book “Shades Within Shadows”, mentions that only 11,000 survived the captivity. British General, Arthur Wellesley helped 10,000 of them return to South Canara and resettle on their lands. According to Francis Buchanan, 15,000 of them returned to Mangalore and its vicinity. According to genealogist Michael Lobo, the present Mangalorean Catholic community is descended almost entirely from this small group of survivors.

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  • Indian blood, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    so u support british??? the bristish who came to our land looted all our treasures and took it to England, Tippu was born here, lived here, died here, tippu dint treat people like slaves, but all indians suffered agaisnt british. how many innocents and freedom fighters british killed? tippus rule was far better than bristish, thats why he is called as TIGER OF MYSORE. The name is given by muslims, 90% of his army was hindus and his people. Everyone suffered against the british. but now everyone praise them.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Indian blood,

    ''so u support british???''

    yes, you idiot. I support british for their decision to remove tipu from power, without which the people whole region would have converted into the followers of ''peaceful religion.''

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  • Dawood sulaiman, Padubidri in udupi thaluq

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    No problem we still celebrate so many jayanthi,s let it to be one more ...wonder no jayanthi,s are opposed earlier....why only TIPPU,S now???
    ISLAM never endorse jayanthi ...but when the fascist crowd labeling a freedom fighter a villain ....then we compelled to
    fight back TIPPU A REAL FIGHTER ....HE DIED IN BATTLEFIELD WHEN WHOLE KING,S IN INDIA COMPROMISING WITH EAST INDIA COMPANY

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  • Brendon, Benjanapadavu

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Tyrant tippu was interested only in retaining only his so called 'territory'. He was least bothered to protect his people of his territory. His interest was to expand his territory, kill Christian and Hindu families and forcefully propagate Islam everywhere.

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  • Victor Alvares, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Dreaded Journey to Srirangapatana:

    It is estimated that from 60,000 to 80,000 Catholics had been captured though the generally accepted figure is 60,000. Most of them were captured from the churches when the Ash Wednesday Mass was going on in Mangalore and the rest of Canara and had no chance to escape. They were trapped like birds in the cage. The captives included old, young and very young children including babies and none was spared. They were tied by ropes like cattle and were forced to climb nearly 4,000 feet (1,200 m) through the dense jungles and gorges of the Western Ghat mountain ranges along two routes; one group traveled along the Bantwal-Belthangadi-Kulshekar-Virajpet-Coorg-Mysore route, and the other along the Gersoppa falls (Shimoga) route. It was 200 miles (320 km) from Mangalore to Srirangapatana, and the journey took six weeks. Many perished before reaching Srirangapatana. Some kept hope of returning and moved along only to be met with certain death as if entering the tiger’s cage to be devoured.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    BJP was born only in 1980.
    At least Tippu fought British 😁😁😁

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Jossey,

    Please take a stand for something. Always mentioning BJP or Modi doesn't solve anything.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    To those who support and are eager to celebrate this jayanthi, your act will not be forgotten. By celebrating you people are spitting on the memories of our ancestors.

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Ivar,

    The person (s) that perpetrated sheer brutality against innocent defenceless Indians can definitely be categorized as crimes against humanity. None of them are alive, but if Tipu was alive he would be awaiting execution by a hangman.

    But this barbarian criminal who did not even have his roots in India is viewed by some historians as a "freedom fighter". Perhaps, you should have read some of history books that were taught in schools. Sadly, there no protest in any schools (including Christian run schools) that I know of, no parents or teachers protested though they knew the facts. Instead, they went right ahead and taught their students these bunch of lies. History was rewritten by fake historians and today spineless politicians celebrate a mass murderer, hoping that Muslims will vote for them. Hitler once said, tell a big lie, tell it openly, and repeat it and repeat it, till it becomes the truth.

    Protest against whom? Spineless politicians? Remember the church attacks, when some people went to protest what happened, they ended being beaten up by police. Police are right now on stand by, our forefathers were beaten, do you want us to be beaten again? No one was spared both young and old, men and woman.

    I personally feel this would be the best form for protest would be a silent protest and use this day to have prayer services to remember our dead. Perhaps even erect a memorial or a monument for the thousands of Christians & Hindus that were butchered in cold blood by this tyrant and demon king "TIPU SULTAN" before their memories get erased and posterity will honour Tipu as a freedom fighter.

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  • Abhi, Kudla

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Why Siddu government & paid media silent on Devattiparambu massacre done by rashtra drohi Tippu ?

    As per Gazetter of Coorg G Register 1870 edition, Devattiparambu in Ayyangeri village was a lush green Maidan in Kodagu which was popular in hosting community functions & sports. Tippu, after losing to great warriors of Kodagu every time, made a barbaric decision to massacre Kodava Hindu families at Devattiparambu Maida. As Kodava families rejected the tippu's ideology of conversion to Islam & religious demolitions, this enraged tippu too. So with cruel idea, tyrant Tippu invited all Kodava Hindu families for a cordial get together & to surrender the arms and called for a peace in the invitation.

    But day on 1786, vishwasa drohi tippu failed to keep up the promise of a cordial get together. Instead, along with French army & his fake soldiers, fired the innocent 70,000 Kodava Hindu people which had assembled with women & children. More than 35,000 people were killed in Devattiparambu Maidan. This barbaric massacre by rastra drohi Tippu is far bigger than Jallianwalabagh massacre in 1919. SIDDU GOVERNMENT & PAID MEDIA WONT HIGHLIGHTS THIS.

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  • Indian blood, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    When tippu was killed , Mysore people called him Tiger of Mysore - NO ONE OPPOSED

    When Tippu's History was praised in text book - NO ONE OPPOSED

    When Dr. APJ Abdul kalam praised Tippu - NO ONE OPPOSED

    When there was TV Serial about Tippu - NO ONE OPPOSED

    When BJP members joined Tippu jayanthi during their rule - NO ONE OPPOSED

    But when CM Siddaramyya Declared Tippu Jayanthi - EVERYBODY LOST THEIR MIND.

    90% Of Tippu army where Hindus, Tippus commander in Cheif was a hindu, Tippus treasurer was a Hindu, Cheif Minister of Tippus Court was also Hindu, and tippu killed hindus and converted them using hindu army?

    If he was against hindus why will he name hindu commender in cheif, who has controll on his whole army? just think, dont be fools.

    Tippu and his hindu army fought BRAVELY AND GAVE THEIR LIFE, but we call them killers, wat a shame on us

    Bjp had no problem when they joined tippu jayanthi, but now they are using if for their political use.

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Indian blood, Mangalore

    Fake Indian blood when will you'll stop lying "90% Of Tippu army where Hindus, Tipu's commander in Chief was a Hindu, that he had Hindus officers in his army". Can you name me the Hindu who was his commander". Pure fictional and 100% lies, how can you ever make such outrageous claims which are pure nonsense - Mir Ghulam Ali Khan was an official and senior military commander (vakil and sirdar) of the Tipu Sultan.

    Ghulam Ali was the Home Minister and the head vakil of Tippu Sultan. He is said to have led a delegation to Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire, and was also supposed to visit France. It is said, that he stole some of the gifts given to Tippu Sultan, and was imprisoned, and then released.

    After the fall of Tippu Sultan in 1799, Ghulam Ali was pensioned off by the British. According to John Thomas, Ghulam Ali was a senior army commander of Mysore, who lived between 1758-1863. He died in 1863 at the age of 105 at Krishnagiri. Further according to Prof Karimuddin, even though Ghulam Ali died in Krishnagiri, his body was buried in Srirangapatnam.

    Ghulam Ali Khan was a seasoned diplomat who was the leader of the Mysorean embassy to Turkey and from there on to France and England in 1785 – 1786. He was lame on account of sciatica and a letter from Tipu exists where he sends some oil to apply onto Ghulam Ali’s legs. Even in today’s Mysore, Ghulam Ali is called ‘Langda Ghulam Ali’ or ‘The lame Ghulam Ali’.

    PLEASE STOP LYING FOR HEAVENS SAKE

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  • rajesh, udupi

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    sir he has done a ghar wapasi of ghulam ali. it is soul wapasi, so the soul has become hindu according fake indian blood.

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  • Indian blood, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    The peak of Mysore's economic power was under Tipu Sultan in the late 18th century. Along with his father Hyder Ali, he embarked on an ambitious program of economic development, aiming increase the wealth and revenue of Mysore.[47] Under his reign, Mysore overtook Bengal Subah as India's dominant economic power, with highly productive agriculture and textile manufacturing.[8] Mysore's average income was five times higher than subsistence level at the time.[48]

    The Mysore silk industry was first initiated during the reign of Tipu Sultan. He sent an expert to Bengal Subah to study silk cultivation and processing, after which Mysore began developing polyvoltine silk.[49]

    Under Tipu Sultan, Mysore had some of the world's highest real wages and living standards in the late 18th century, higher than Britain, which in turn had the highest living standards in Europe.[8] Mysore's average per-capita income was five times higher than subsistence level,[50] i.e. five times higher than $400 (1990 international dollars),[51] or $2,000 per capita. In comparison, the highest national per-capita incomes in 1820 were $1,838 for the Netherlands and $1,706 for Britain.[52]

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Indian blood,

    Anybody can raise GDP by plundering and confiscating lands of the people.

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  • Indian blood, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Sorry not the commander in cheif but Shamaiya Iyengar was his Minister of Post and Police.

    And Treasurer was Krishna Rao.

    And he used to send regular Endowment to 156 temples.

    The Srikanteswara Temple in Nanjangud still possesses a jewelled cup presented by the tippu Sultan.

    But what did the british do? apart from looting all our tresures and sending it to England.

    AND DONT CALL ME FAKE INDIAN BLOOD, I DONT WANT YOUR CERTIFICATE, I KNOW WAT I AM.

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  • Samantha Lewis, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    What is the need of this celebration, government bought this additional headache unnecessary. This Tippu died before even the Independence real movement started.

    I dont think even our brotheren Muslims ever thought about his Jayanthi. In Coastal Karnataka all Churches should have a mass and a silent protest for our forefathers and fellow Kodavas whom he killed mercilessly.

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    The upsetting thing for me personally is so many people are in denial to the atrocities and heinous crimes committed on our forefathers, just because they were Christians. It is estimated that over 40,000 died, and many more were forcibly converted to Islam.

    On Tipu Jayanthi Hindus and Christians in Karnataka, and Muslims in the Deccan under the reign of the Nizam of Hyderabad could have prayer services to remember our dead. As Christians we should follow the example of Christ as he lay dying on the cross he said "Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing"

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    "Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing"
    The most kind words ever in human history.
    Sir, the words of Jesus Christ was apt and correct for the world in early first century coz the the population then was not crooked and was in less in numbers. Now, it is a changed world. The divine words still hold good ..but only for and among good people. At this present world, forgiveness is an action of ignorance where you will have to forgive again repeatedly later. Please consider the worthiness of your forgiveness before forgiving. If some one is celebrating the birthday of a tyrant who killed your ancestors, do not forgive. Protest.

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  • Rajesh, Mulki

    Wed, Nov 8 2017

    Dear Iver, For Christians , talking or taking vengeance is off limits.It is Almighty who will decide about that. The devine instruction is To forgive ...in order to be forgiven by Almighty..and it will be valid till the end of the times....

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