Mangaluru: Former MLA Mohiuddin Bava gets threat call for taking part in temple ritual

Mangaluru, Oct 22 (IANS): Former Congress MLA, B.A. Mohiuddin Bava, has recieved a threat call from an alleged right-wing supporter for participating in a temple ritual in his constituency on Wednesday.

Bava represented the Mangaluru North Assembly constituency twice prior to 2018 when he lost to BJP's Bharat Shetty by over 20,000 votes.

Speaking to IANS, Bava said that he took part in a puja organised by the Sunkadkatte Annapoorneshwari temple that is part of the Mangaluru North constituency.

"The temple trustees and priests had invited me like they had invited BJP legislator Bharat Shetty. For some reasons, he could not stay for long. When I went to take part in the function, that was the time when the ritual of pouring rice into a vat (Kopparige) was about to start," he said.

According to Bava, after the vat (Kopparige) was placed in front of the deity, the priests and the trustees asked him to perform the ritual.

"How could any sane person reject such a ritual? This deity is worshipped to provide food to all and everyone seeks her blessings in this region. Such being the case, how could I even refuse to pour rice in that vat," he asked.

Bava added that when a picture of him pouring rice in the vat went viral, he received a threat call from Mumbai from a person by the name of Honey. The caller threatened him for performing the ritual at the temple, saying he should not cross his limits, claimed Bava.

Bava further asserted that he is a firm believer in Islam, which he follows religiously, but that does not stop him from taking part in other religious functions.

The Congress leader said that he has lodged a complaint with the Surtkal police and a probe is on.






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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Silly ....Bava should have ignore this...

    People say Bava tasted lot of Honey when CONgress was in power...

    CONgress is a smart party....gave all 4 tickets from Mangalore Taluk to Bava-Khader-Lobo-Abhaya....all 4 Alpa Sankhyatas.... We have seen the Peoples response to this....


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  • JNB, Bejai

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    I think Mumbai Honey will get now Ghee-Sugar together.

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  • Sathish JM, Kumpala

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    How can 'Honey' be labelled as Right wing supporter ? Due to its colour?

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  • GANESH M, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Sad that Mohiddin Bava had to undergo this.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    There is absolutely nothing wrong in what Mr. Bava did. The barrier of hatred which some fanatics display should be dismantled. There are fanatics in all religions and it is incumbent on all right thinking persons to keep them at arm's length.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Right wing or Left Wing .. never they do this

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020


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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Humanity is bigger than all Religions ...

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  • Krish, Udupi

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    oppose other religion

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  • Gurka, Mangaluru

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Who asked him to do so ? since he knew the consequences of intolerance !

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  • Nithin, Bangalore/SA

    Thu, Oct 22 2020


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  • Jagdish, Mumbai, UAE

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Dont worry Mr. Bava, Some people cant't digest harmony in the society.. We lived like family, have to live like that... keep attending and doing good work.. Hate mongers remain hatemongers.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Netas, have an inbuilt instinct in the art for survival, in the sinking sands, of retaining power !!! When ground realities, are contrary to their expectations, then Temple hopping, is an essential tool for self preservation !!! The Gandhi clan, are well versed with such frivolous, entertaining " Tamasha " (Drama) Wonder why no threats are issued for such public spectacle, from the majority community ????

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  • CA girishkk, M'lore/DXB

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Must be from a Joker class..., Intolerant DNA must be mapped..., May be it match with North Western region of Hindustan(hind Kush)...

    Chai time

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