Mangalore: Tension Prevails in District : Stone Pelting, Stabbing Incidents at Night

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Caning at Panemangalore and Farangipet, Buses Targetted  

at 12.30pm, IST                                                                   
In Farangipet, situation turned tense after a crowd gathered there, to ensure that the bandh called for by a Hindu outfit is enforced fully. The policemen resorted to lathi charge to disperse the crowd. The situation is under control now, and the security personnel have been keeping a constant vigil.

In Panemangalore too, as a crowd went on enforcing the bandh, the police dispersed them through a light lathi charge. The situation there is reported to be under control.

At Alape in the city, four government buses were damaged due to stone pelting. The KSRTC buses stopped plying thereafter. Some small groups are reported to be moving around the city, to ensure that shops and establishments remain closed for the day.

No fresh incidents of violence are reported. It may be noted, that out of the four stabbing cases, two were not related with the present disturbances.

at 11.00am, IST

On the morning of Tuesday September 16, some miscreants stabbed a person belonging to a minority community at Kalladka and injured him. The injured person was taken to a hospital thereafter. Sources suspect, that this incident was in retaliation for the stabbing of two persons at Golthamajal on Monday night.

The bandh has been total in Kalladka, and tension prevails all over the town.

Two shops which had were found functioning today in Kadri in the city, were targetted by hooligans who damaged them today morning. The shops were therefore, forced to shut their shutters.

Mangalore: Tension Prevails in District : Stone Pelting, Stabbing Incidents at Night

At 9.00am, IST, Sep 16

Mangalore, Sep 16: Normal life in the city and elsewhere in the district continues to remain paralysed for the third day today. Srirama Sene has called for bandh today, in protest against the incideht in which one of its activists were stabbed in the city, in the afternoon on Tuesday September 15 and also demanding for immediate arrest of the culprits. However, Prof M B Puranik has informed, that the Mangalure taluk bandh called for by Srirama Sene today, does not have the support of Bajrang Dal and other Sangh Parivar outfits.

Shops and establishments remain closed. The district administration has declared holiday for schools and colleges in the district today. Roads wear a deserted look, with only a handful of private vehicles moving about. Residents have chosen to remain indoors, because of the tension that envelopes the city and surrounding places.

Some miscreants pelted stones at the CODP centre located at Nanthur in the city, late night on Monday. In Golthamajal near Bantwal, two people travelling in a motor bike were stabbed by unidentified miscreants. The condition of One of the injured persons named Navin, is reported to be serious. Both have been admitted to hospital. However, it is gathered, that this stabbing incident is not in any way connected with the current disturbances.

Security personnel have been manning churches. The chief minister has already announced, that the government would compensate for the losses suffered by churches. However, a disturbing trend was witnessed yesterday, with the stand off between some Hindu outfits and the Catholics threatening to blow into a three-dimensional disturbance, as Muslims were involved in an incident that occured yesterday.

Those who totally rely on their day-to-day earnings have been worst hit, as they are unable to go to their work places because of lack of public transport. Even those who walk to their destinations find it difficult to get their daily need of milk, groceries etc., as almost all the shops were closed yesterday, and continue to remain closed today too. Sparingly, some of the shops opened doors late evening, bringing relief to many who are in dire straits. People were found struggling to get to their homes, tourists were taken for a ride by a few vehicles which were available and banks and government offices worked with thin attendance.

Mangalore: 'Don't Politicize Church Attacks' CM Tells Opposition
Sri Rama Sene Calls For Mangalore Bundh on Sep 16

Pics: Prajwal Ukkuda

at 10.00pm, IST

Mangalore, Sep 15: No organizations will be allowed to take law into their hands. If they have any grievances about the other religion, let them complain to the police. The attacks  on  Christian prayer halls and churches in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikmagalur districts are condemnable. Nobody should take law in their hands. The police department has been instructed to take strict action against the anti-social elements, said chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, here on Monday September 15 evening.

Speaking to media persons at the Circuit House, here on Monday evening, he said that all people  have their  right to practice their religion.  But one should not publish abusive literature against another religion. The Constitution does not allow  that, he said.

A delegation from the  Catholic community met the CM at the Circuit House and expressed their anguish over the attack on  churches. They were asked to help the government to control the New Life organizations that was engaged in publishing abusive literature about Hindu gods and conversion. But the Catholic leaders stated that the New Life organization is not under their control, Yeddyurappa was informed.

Jobless Congress, JD (S):

The Congress and JD (S) have been jobless since a few months as they have no power. But the Mangalore incident has provided a job for them. Instead of helping the government in solving the issue they are politicizing it. Both Congress and JD (S) should not utilize  the Mangalore incident for political gains, he said.

153 arrested:

Police sources said that a total of 153 people were arrested in the incidents that occurred in the state since Sunday. 53 people were arrested in connection with  the attack on the churches. Others were arrested for pelting stones on the police while staging protests in various churches, sources added.

Sri Rama Sene Calls For Mangalore Bundh:

In response to today's bundh, and alleged conversion by some Christian groups, Sri Rama Sene has called for a Mangaore bundh on Sep 16, 2008.

Normal life in Mangalore is expected to be affected for the  second consecutive day tomorrow on account of the bundh. Public Transport, schools, colleges and shops are expected to remain closed  on Sep 16.

Mangalore Diocese Asks Community to Stop Agitation Immediately

Mangalore, Sep 15: The Catholic Diocese of Mangalore has appealed to  the Catholic community to stop their agitation immediately and  maintain peace and help to bring about harmony in the interest of the general public, said Fr William Menezes, PRO of the Diocese.

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Comment on this article

  • Shemmi, udupi

    Thu, Sep 18 2008

    Mr.vedavayas ur absoulty right!!The poor ministers in power have to protect these jobless goondas!!!

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  • Srinivas N , Mangalore/Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 17 2008

    Let us first be Mangaloreans & then Hindus or muslims or christians or whatever.Peace should prevail not hatred.

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  • Hemanth Nayak, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 16 2008

    I have been a true mangalorean all my life. Always had more christian friends than of my own religion. Mangalore had always been the best place! Dont know why this is happening.... we as friends and as mangaloreans dont have any issues with anyone. So why is this small minority community....i.e the politicians targeting our emotional sentiments!

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  • Vedavyas , Mangalore / Vizag

    Tue, Sep 16 2008

    Ms.Marian, I am a mangalorean presently in vizag , I have a huge respect for Christians as they are one of the desciplined community also for the reason I share the same mother tongue , there is no point in Blaming BJP government , because of the few anti social elements you cant blame BJP for that , if stone pelting happens during a ganesh chathurthi procession ...then as we Hindus should blame whom?? its all handiwork of jobless goondas you cant blame BJP for that !!!

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  • Marian , Mangalore Falnir

    Tue, Sep 16 2008

    Its doomsday for the BJP in Karnataka,They are sure to incur God's wrath for their misdeeds,  Those who destroyed the crucifix and the tabernacle will loose their limbs and sight and will meet disaster shortly. The hidden hand of God is going to punish the evil doers sooner than later .This is for sure.

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  • Arun godwin, Loretto

    Tue, Sep 16 2008

    Today morning, I was traveling from Mangalore to bantwal, some activists pelt stones to my Car.. police persons were near the group by they didn't stopped the guys from throwing the stones. This is my real first time experience.

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  • Manfred S. Karkada, Kankanady/Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 16 2008

    ALAS! this is another inhumane act resorted to by miscreants to disturb the PEACE and PROSPERITY of our MANGALORE City and neighbouring districts. This is a direct torture on the Christian Community especially the Sisters of the ADORATION MONASTRY, opposite Milagres Church Hall who have consecrated their lives to GOD and  come there to spend their whole life in Prayer,

    Praying for all the people of the world (India included) irrespective of Caste, Creed or Religion. They lead a very very simple and Pious life sacrificing all worldly pleasures. How could anyone think of attacking these innocent people who also pray for them?.

    WHILE WE STRONGLY CONDEMN SUCH ATTACKS, we request the miscreants to kindly not resort to such attacks on innocent people in future. Please understand that this will affect the like minded thinking of the people of our land whether Christian, Hindu, Muslim or any other religion. Our Constitution says that in India everyone has “FREEDOM OF RELIGION ".

    The unrest at the moment is in the name of religion and mainly on the alleged “FORCIBLE CONVERSION". My appeal to all Indians is:- All of us Indians beleive in GOD. Don’t we Love our country?.

    Friends, let us leave it to God to tackle the aforesaid alleged problem. I believe that God will handle them. Don’t you???. So Let us live in peace with the people around us and let us contribute our talent and might for constructive purposes and not destructive purposes, so that our Children and their generations to come will thank us for the good human values that we imbibe in them today.

    Once again I request everyone “PLEASE LIVE IN PEACE, LET OTHERS ALSO LIVE IN PEACE" & Let us mind our own business.

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  • Christopher, Kuali

    Tue, Sep 16 2008

    Dear Pramodh Mutalik, as you announced recently that you have 700 people were being trained to suicide. Please clarify on what basis you called for bandh? I would say being killed is better than suicide.

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