'Kanakapura Chalo' agitation against erection of Jesus statue on Jan 13


Daijiworld Media Network - Ramanagara (SP)

Ramanagara, Jan 13: Under an initiative led by former minister D K Shivakumar, a 114-feet statue of Jesus Christ, touted to be the tallest in the world, was planned to be built over Kapala Betta in the district and works had started. This issue acquired widespread attention and there were vociferous criticism of Shivakumar, who had laid the foundation stone for the project at Kapala Betta in Kanakapura taluk in the district. Because of strong opposition, the work was suspended. In the meanwhile, a programme titled 'Kanakapura Chalo' is being held to register people's opposition to the project on Monday January 13.

The workers engaged for sculpting the statue at Kapala Betta have left the spot. The area is now deserted and guarded by police personnel. Dignitaries who will take part in today's protest programme include Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat and former minister and BJP leader C P Yogeshwar.


Kalladka Bhat (left) and C P Yogeshwar

A ten-acre plot was sanctioned to Kapala Betta Development Committee. The plan to build a statue there was criticized by many as they felt it is an initiative pertaining to a particular religion. Shivakumar, who laid foundation stone for the project during the Christmas last month had faced ire of the people and ruling party leaders alike.

About 10,000 activists from various parts of the state including Bengaluru, Ramannagara, Mandya, Mysuru, Tumakuru and other places are expected to congregate for the protest today. In view of planned protest, police security at the Kapala Betta has been beefed up. As huge protest is planned in Kanakapura town, tight security has been enforced and the police are checking vehicles. Over a thousand police have been deployed and the police have barred people from going to Kapala Betta today.

District superintendent of police Anoop Shetty, said that permission to hold protest was sought and time was granted between 11 am to 1 pm on Monday to hold the protest. He said that there is no scope for creating disturbances during the protest, and those who violate law will be acted against strictly. He said that a superintendent of police, an assistant superintendent of police, two deputy superintendents of police, ten circle police inspectors and 30 sub-inspectors have been deployed on security duty.

 

  

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  • CHIDANANDA, Bangalore

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Christians gave 5 acre land for the to Kempe Gowda trust. for that Gratitude Mr DK helped them to Install Statue...Now bhattara Komuvada Pravesha....Oh my dear brother and sisters please understand

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  • Clement, Mangalur

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Only one word simple funda cunning politics in the name of religion, to spoil the peace of mangalore

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Just wondering to where this country is heading to and what future our younger generation is left to deal with by these leaders.

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    protesting is a constitutional right , let all Christians get together and provide water and snacks along with flowers to those who come over there to protest. different faiths but only one God.

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  • Uttam Shetty, Bangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    First erase casteism within Hindus .... then erase reservations... Pointing fingers at other religions neither helps your religion nor your country

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  • JK, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    This is not about religion, it is about Shiv kumar's vote bank politics. He knows that, Christians will not vote anybody other than Congress, he wanted to make his strong vote bank. BJP is fighting for his negative intentions, not against any religion. People needed to be educate here.

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Hindus don't have faith in their religion? UAE allotted acres of land to build a temple in abudhabi and Dubai. Does Hindus build temple in Muslim country to convert muslims to hindu religion?

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    KP Bhat on numerous occasions gave hatred speeches, mainly against minorities, details of which have appeared on numerous news media.
    However, till date no action has been taken on him.
    Is it meant to encourage him or like minded or make steady and systematic efforts to mobilize public against secularism enshrined in the constitution?

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  • Jason, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Then Why are the Christian Countries allowing these people to build temples , acquire land and start hindu institutions & build statues??? Wondering...!!

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Ha ha well said. But sad part is Mr. Bhat will never visit this site and understand. Opps he hates englishhhhhh.

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  • martin, Dubai

    Tue, Jan 14 2020

    Aaaye illitrate. Ayeg English barpuji :)

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  • Sherief, Bajpe

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Point to be noted that communnels opposing not for statue but their protest against Christianity.

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  • SN, MANGALORE

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Shocking to see this development....... Secular principles are simply in danger.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Don't build statue for Christians or our lord Jesus Christ don't need any Statues. Please don't need politics and show Christians as villains or anti nationals. Everyone should remember that if Christians were not there, then imagine the reality of this world

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  • M.DSouza, Bangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Why we don't want statue. In each gally there is a gudi or a huge tree and they start worship then slowly build it and acquire the land. Even u see on the roadside. We never oppose and we will not do like they do coz God says I came to this earth for the sake of sinner and not for good people. So whoever oppose they will repent Just watch and see.

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  • RonRon, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Satans in action!!!!!

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  • Mervin J.N., Mangaluru (Now Mysuru)

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus all the designs and gimmicks of the satan will be destroyed and burned in the fires of hell, never to return. They may destroy churches or followers of Jesus. But no one can ever silence or sideline the power of Jesus. Jesus becomes more powerful and supreme in the phase of opposition and persecution. So just do not be afraid. Just live your faith and keep doing good. The name of Jesus will save all who pronounce His Holy and mighty name. We don't need statues and monuments to proclaim Jesus. The power and truth of Jesus will sustain and proclaim itself. So let's not engage in any politics or show of strength. Just wait and see. And time will tell.

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Jesus on why changeable weather and earthquakes...

    Message to Valentina, Sydney.
    27 July 2019

    Valentina, people are talking and wondering why you have such changeable weather all over the world. I tell you now, you are all going through the last pages of the book I spoke to you, in John, the Book of Revelation and the period of changes in the world. History is about to change forever.”

    “I, the Lord, Myself,” He said moving His holy hand in a sweeping circle, “am doing this.”

    “I keep shifting your courses of history and they are disturbing your weather and the nature is confused. Even science cannot find an answer as to why all this is happening. Drastically, they are moving and disturbing your planet, until mankind realises that it is God in control of everything, but man is blind and will remain blind and they have no knowledge of My Creation because they are not spiritual enough to discern right from wrong.”

    “These disturbing events will persist and will bring catastrophic disasters, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods, droughts, heat waves, icy weather, storms and so on, but still this will not awaken people to pray and to change men’s hearts. Their hearts will remain icy cold but this will not change them because their pride will prevent them from doing so, until My fire will come from Heaven to cleanse all evil from this sinful world.”

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    We humans want to be gods and desire to decorate our graves. A man born in a manger, who did not have a permanent home, no personal private grave would care less his statue on a betta.
    Its the religious sentiments of his followers to erect Jesus' statue and the fear of the thousands of that stone statue. Do they oppose Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue? No. Because it won't do any harm. They fear Jesus statue has more power! If truth is buried it will rise. In any case Jesus will have more power than his statue. They have to oppose him and his teaching if they want to waste time on chalo!

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    If truth is buried it will rise. Wow you have realized it......

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    This has nothing to do with statue but to distract attention from all the problems created by BJP government. They are worried as they are loosing power state by state as they cannot win despite of bribing or threatening people with ED and CIA.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Request all christians. . Totally ignore this propaganda. Better keep quite as if nothing happened.

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  • Naresh, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Yes. You are right. There is no other option.

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  • zakir, B'lore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Wake up now at least .................... you did the same when it happen to Muslim and Dalits.

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  • shuba, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Why should they agitate if they have not contributed for it and we are a democracy. Nobody is against
    anyone's religion. Why suddenly these devils thought of going on Kanakapura Chalo. The extra money and energy what they are spending can be devoted to the poor and some sensible charity if they really believe in one God for all religions.

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  • Arun, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Why protest?? Christians have all the right to build anything as long it is within the framework of law of the land. To protest is to deny their rights which is not acceptable

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Plainly speaking, I don't think most of the Christians are keen to erect statue of Jesus; for our population is low, therefore Jesus statue is vulnerable to attack from mischief mongers and hostile elements.
    But, how quickly hardliners instigated and mobilized massive public against erection of Jesus statue, let the whole world know about it!
    Would they mobilize public against social evil like drug menace or for supporting better causes?

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  • AH, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    The logic and option is simple, Hold a very 'massive protest' countering this yatra. Or else just keep quiet as usual , like it was done during last months protests,

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  • Athiest, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Why so much cry now? Be a mute spectator as you guys do for other issues and enjoying that.

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  • zakir hussain, Dubai/moodbidri

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    well said

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  • Lawrence, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Better to build somewhere in Mangalore where Christian population is more. What about in Carmel Mountain in Bikarnakatte?

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Why to build statue or church where there is no Christian population? We need a mosque/temple/church when we have the same religious people.

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Whats your problem .
    Let anyone build any statue wherever they want ..

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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Manu..there is an issue here. Statue of Jesus is being built not on government land or it's not hindu's land and government is not funding the same. So, Kalladka Bhat has no business to poke his dirty nose there. If there were no chrisitans in India, then Indians would have been illiterate as lot of christian run schools are catering to all irrespective of religion. Also, how many hospitals are being run by Christians? They cater to all irrespective of religion. If statue of Jesus is not allowed to be erected there then we need to ask UAE government to take back land given to build temple. No muslim questioned UAE government for their noble act of providing land to build temple and churches and now why we should oppose for statue of Jesus? If Bhatta has to do anything good for hindus then let him do good for downtrodden and lower caste hindus...

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Well said. You have been blessed to get this devine taught.

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  • PAUL D'SOUZA, BANGALORE

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    This Old Man spoiled our DK and now he is going to Bangalore…

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Jesus is answer to our prayers. Evan saitan will kneel before the lord. Our lord is powerful almighty. All these idiots is just a temporary ashes will disrupt peace and one day they will suffer of their crime. Let's keep all these protesters in our prayers. Never know the same people accepts jesus in their live soon or later. Many did and many will do east to west. Amen

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  • John, Melbourne

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Its funny how educated people join the protests along with the uneducated ministers who are so called dignitaries.
    People should think with their brain and not what just follow other people like sheep.

    At the end of the day India is a democratic nation and all religions should be equal and respected.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Chaddis want to study in christian schools/colleges.....problem is politicians and their leaders are uneducated....

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    After 2014 our country is divided on religious lines drastically ...There is no unity left...

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  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, udupi/Dubai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Absolute sick minded people,,, religious bigots,,,, heart filled with venom and hate...against the true spirit and soul of hinduism....

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Mathanda!!! and grave intolerant!! probably jealous too!!

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Christianity doesn't teach you to build statue. But try to build Humanity.

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  • Alphonso Dsouza, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    You are right. Christianity should not believe in Idol worship. However today's humans are losing their brain power; so at least these Statues can remain and remind us to be good to one another. In that sense, we should co-exist.

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    As my tuition teacher in 12th std. Told us pork fat has inculcated our brain

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    No mention about statues in Ten commandments but obedience to commandments and holy love.

    January 11, 2020
    Public

    Message to Maureen

    Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. He says: "Obedience to My Commandments* is proof of your love for Me."

    * The Ten Commandments

    1. I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
    2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
    3. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
    4. Honor thy father and thy mother.
    5. Thou shalt not kill.
    6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    7. Thou shalt not steal.
    8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
    9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.
    10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.

    December 31, 2012 (excerpt)

    "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

    "My Commandments of Love, though given to you in the New Testament, are, in Truth, the embodiment of the Ten Commandments given to Moses in days of old."

    "To live in Holy Love is a way of thinking, a way of being, a way of a sound relationship with Me and with My Father."

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  • Steven, Bangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    @ Dan , I think you missed something . Please read Deuteronomy 5: 6-22 . Hightlight verse 8.

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Idolatry misunderstood ??

    Man's idols are too much addiction to power, money, pleasures, wealth, And Also too much popularity, too much adoring cinestars, sports (stars), materialism, too much believing in one's or others strength, beauty, intelligence, opinions all these worldly things one often worship in excess instead of worshipping God, which are also against 1st commandment of God and not statues !!

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  • Narendr Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Both are jobless goons. Their mind and body have cancerous thoughts. No one can help them in what they are doing. Our media and police should not give much importance to them. Let them dance as per their "Chaiwala and Tadipar" boss's tunes from Delhi. Only time will tell us where we "Indians are heading in growth and proparity"!

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Mukleg nana onje bele
    Chalo
    Alpa mulpa olpa chalo chalo chalo

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Why are these Chaddis Scared ...

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Scared because seeing the unity in all over India..recent protest against CAA NRC made them speechless..They are like..Enchina saav mare nana dada malpuni..

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Scared....joke of 2020. Everyone knows who sacred most by Modi-Shah, picture abhi bi baki hey mere dost. Think about Yogis as our PM !!!!

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Who??? Yabba Podige aand mareee??? Yogi ha ha ha ha let him first survive has CM first then for PM..Andh Bhakto ki dreams bhi andh Bhakti jaisi he...

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Same people told when Modi became CM, now its Yogi's turn as CM. Still 4 more years, dheer dheere se NRC, UCC, Population Control....... aage deko hota hey kya !!!!

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    HA HA HA andh bhakto per agar Movie banai tho super duper comedy movie hoga..Ha Ha Ha..Full hit bollywood hollywood everywhere.

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  • Mangalorean, Doha

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Though Christian missionary in Bangalore has written to PM seeking communal harmony and withdrawal of CAA, NPR and NRC, none other Christian community stood up openly or in protest. Please try and understand the agenda of few months miscreants who always wish to divide the peaceful communities.

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  • Francis M Aranha, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    There are so many other religion Gods statues and also so many political leaders statues in India as well outside India they why this hipocrasy?

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  • Rahul, Jeppu

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    We are fed up with this competition of building statues taller & taller. This has to stop immediately. No more statue building competition. Instead use that money to fund education for the poor.

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  • Sunil, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Poor are more intelligent then BJP leaders and supporters , they need the education to learn how to respect other religion .

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  • Sunil, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    We are the Christian dont believe in statue, we believe in faith . That cannot be destroyed by anyone. We can do only thing for this type of people pray for them , god will grant them good mind body . Amen .

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  • abu mohammed, KSA / Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    if you don't believe in statues its up to you, but do not oppose those who believe in statues and wants to build one. These hypocrites want their children to study and settle down in Christian counties. i know a RSS leader's son changed his first to resemble like christian faith just to get US passport.

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  • Nelson, Dubai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Sad news for Christians all over the world. Difficult days ahead. May God watch over the people and enlighten the minds of people agitating.

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  • Santosh, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Why are we Indians obsessed with statues?!
    Jesus died and rose again 2000 years ago. He is not living in statues.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    What is their problem if a statue of Jesus is erected?
    Being a Hindu, I welcome the move of UAE government to sanction acres of land for the construction of a Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. In the same way I welcome the sanction of land to construct a statue of Jesus in Kapala Betta. I would oppose only if the construction harms the environment in a drastic way.

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Like yettinahole

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Good exercise for body and tongue

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    As usual they ought to object.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    We didn't have any problems with Vallabhbhai Patel Statue or Ram Mandir ...

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    That was the problem you did not have problem on that time..Even now some dont have problem for CAA NRC later we can hear same comments saying we didn't had problem in CAA NRC..Wake up guys saffron terror os increasing..

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Then muslims now christians tomorrow you low caste

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