Mangaluru: Former mayor Ashraf condemns MLA Vedavyasa Kamath’s statement on Dec 19 police firing

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Feb 21: Former mayor K Ashraf has condemned the statement given by Mangaluru south MLA Vedavyas Kamath in the state assembly with regards to the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests and the subsequent police firing that took place in which two people lost their lives.

In a press release, Ashraf said, "Social media was abuzz with messages about the protest against CAA on December 19. That is why section 144 was imposed in the city. On December 19 there were only 100 people on the afternoon of December 19 when the protest started. This turned into thousands towards the evening. Police requested the public several times not to hold protest as section 144 in under action.

K Ashraf (left) and Vedavyasa Kamath

"When the police could not control the mob they called former mayor Ashraf to the spot and tried to pacify the protesters. During this time stones were hurled at Ashraf. This complete statement is given by Kamath in the assembly. However, police called me at the last stage of the protest. During that time, many people got injured due to tear gas shell explosion. Kamath further said that Muslim police officers Amanullah and Sharif were sent to pacify the protesters. However, Shantaram and Sharif did not try to pacify the protesters but started to fire suddenly.

"Kamath also said that stones were brought in tempo for the protest. These are the clips that are made by the police themselves. Kamath also said that the petrol bombs were manufactured four days ago. This is completely false. He also said that hundreds of vehicles are stoned. This is also not correct.

"Statement of Kamath that there were four to five barricades in Bunder road on the day is far from the truth. There is barricade for every 10 meters and tires were fired and put on the road and bombs were thrown as per Kamath. These all statements are not true.

"The owner of the gun shop, which the police say that the protesters tried to loot, has issues clarification in that regard. Kamath has given false account of the whole event. Let him show the video clip in which according to him hundreds of houses on the way were stoned. Let him produce the proof that protesters arrived from Kerala. The lies which Kamath has said in the assembly has spoiled the sanctity of Vidhan Soudha,” the press release stated.



Comment on this article

  • Clara, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Vedavyas Kamath sir is always Right .He said the truth in Assembly .I support Vedavyas Kamath . Not only me we all have seen in Mangalore on 19 th Dec How Rogues try to attack police and public ,stone pelting mask , Public disturbance all .Police started with lati charge they dint directly go for firing , when the situation was completely out of control they had no choice .Even policemen were hurted .But Congress and JDS leaders dint talk about that . Also the withdrawn componset to victims .State Govt had told very clearly if they are proved innocent then they will get the componset .Why urgent .Also last time Asharf stood against Khader in Assembly election .He was critisizing Khader and Congress ,now he is blaming Vedavyas ,So no use . Already lots of Mangalore people love Vedavyas Kamath . Hardworking MLA.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Lies.., lies... & more lies...,
    After all in REAL Hindu's believe in - "SATYA MEVA JAYATHE.....!!!!"

    Jokers keep jumping.., and prime time ideot DOMBARATA show specialist.... keep on entertaining the innocent people of Hindustan...,

    jai hind..,

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Some people do not how to do development work, they find a way to be in news!

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    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Sir Ashraf, truth always triumph, no need to worry, these subordinate Kamath is follow his master only, so no big surprise, they burnt fingers in Church attack of Mangalore and truth is emerged, God is great, here also culprit will get the punishment soon or later, keep faith with almighty Judiciary system.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Vedavass Kamath make statements which are so true to his name!

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  • ibrahim, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Kamath statement at Vidanasauda entire statements lie, shame on Kamath, himself spoil his image ...everyone seen all video's what was reality happened...

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    All respect i had for Kamath is gone after i heard his lies. Lie after lie after lie.

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  • AD, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 21 2020

    I wonder why the state government didn't order a judicial probe..

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  • CA Abdulla, Mangalore/California

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Answer is simple . Because the truth will come out and police scoundrels will be exposed. It is sad that policemen are criminals in India.

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