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Mysuru: BJP protests against Pratap Simha's arrest, Hunsur back to normal


Mysuru, Dec 4 (DHNS): Normalcy returns in Hunsur town, Mysuru district, as the protesters withdraw bandh call given for Monday, condemning the arrest of Mysuru MP Pratap Simha on Sunday.

Tension prevailed in the town as violence was witnessed during the celebration of Hanuma Jayanti on Sunday. MP Prathap Simha had been arrested and released on Sunday.

However, a group of BJP workers, led by Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje staged a protest at Gandhi Chowk in the city on Monday morning, condemning the state government's decision to impose restrictions on the celebration of Hanuma Jayanti and the arrest of Mysuru MP Pratap Simha.

The agitating BJP workers said that the state government is imposing restrictions on celebrating Hindu religious functions. The Congress government has hurt the sentiments of the Hindus by not allowing the celebrations of Hanuma Jayanti, they alleged.

The protesters expressed their anguish by raising slogans against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

On Sunday, the police took Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha into custody, when he tried to enter the town by driving his car into the barricades at Bilikere near Hunsur in Mysuru district.

Earlier in the day, violence erupted in the town in connection with the procession organised by pro-Hindu organisations to mark Hanuma Jayanti. The police resorted to mild lathi charge to bring the situation under control. The procession was cancelled due to the violence.

Trouble started when the police did not allow entry for the procession on the route chosen by the organisers. As Eid Milad was celebrated on Saturday, the police had identified a specific route for the Hanuma Jayanti procession.

According to the police, the taluk administration had given permission to take out a procession from the Hanuman temple to the Hunsur municipal office. But the organisers decided to take the procession towards Ranganath Layout and also did not begin it on time.So,the police denied permission to take out the procession.

Angered by this, devotees held a protest in front of the Hanuman temple. The organisers changed the route on Sunday morning. The district administration had clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in the town from Saturday, except on the identified procession route.

In the meantime, Simha was on his way from Mysuru to Hunsur. The police stopped him near Bilikere on the Mysuru-Hunsur Road, asking him not to head further due to the tense situation. But Simha did not listen to the police.He took the driver's seat of his official vehicle, hit the barricades and headed towards Hunsur.

However, the police stopped him from entering Hunsur town and took him into custody.

The Bilikere police booked Simha under various sections of the IPC for obstructing policemen from performing their duty, and rash and negligent driving. About 300 others were also taken into custody.

 

Comment on this article

  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 5 2017

    Pratap Simha will loose election in 2019 and go permanently behind the screens,

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  • vishnu bhat, Bangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    This MP behaves like a rogue and goonda. He richly deserves to be jailed and ignored. Success has gone so much to his head that he has lost it.

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  • Sampath, Mlore/Blore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    By hook or Crook BJP wants to be in power. earlier thye used the sentiments in thename of Ram Mandir, then cattle corruption, Black money. Now they have no issues as people came to know of thier tricks so now EVM tampering.

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Were they planning to "Set Hunsur on Fire"???

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    All sort of nusence created till the elction just to praise AMIT SHAH, These are all planned games of BJP.

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    First they hold rally without any sense
    then break the rules and regulation
    and now protest

    Anyway this is "Election Season Time" for BJP to make communal riots and gain the votes as-usual

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  • Indian, India

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Bjp are proving that they support criminals and corrupt..

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  • santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Wonder in our own state we are not allowed to celebrate ' The Lord Hanuma Jayanti 'even after being majority. height of appeasement by siddu. CONG is digging its own grave.

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi
    Part of the news reads :-
    Quote "According to the police, the taluk administration had given permission to take out a procession from the Hanuman temple to the Hunsur municipal office. But the organisers decided to take the procession towards Ranganath Layout and also did not begin it on time.So,the police denied permission to take out the procession."
    There is still law and order in the country. Are you exempted from obeying the law because you are majority or minority ??????

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  • Arun, pangla

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Dear brother, if you have right to comment here against the ruling state govt. then you have right to celebrate Hanuma Jayanti... But on top of everything law and orders is there.. no matter majority, minority, MP or PM... all must obey the law...

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  • Sarvotham Shenoy, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Their boss Amit Shah already told them, any protest should attract police and stage big level agitation to get attention from the people. The disturbance should be more. No more small protests. They are trying to do exactly that, same Pratab Simha told.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Why Antagonize in the first place ...

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