Top Stories

Udupi: Protest mars Tipu Jayanti celebration - Nearly 50 BJP members arrested

Pics: Umesh Marpalli
Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi

Udupi, Nov 10: Tipu Jayanti celebration near DC's office here on Friday November 10 was marred by protest by the district BJP.

As a preventive measure, the police arrested near 50 leaders and members of the BJP.

The police led by SP Sanjeev Patil deployed heavy security at the venue, with the SP himself inspecting and reviewing the security arrangements.

Despite the heavy deployment, scores of BJP workers and leaders arrived at the spot and protested, raising slogans against the government for celebrating Tipu Sultan's birth anniversary.

The police intervened immediately and arrested nearly 50 protestors.

Among those arrested were BJP leaders Raghupati Bhat, Mattaru Ratnakar Hegde, Prabhakar Poojary, Shreesha Nayak, Shyamala Sunder and Sandhya Ramesh.

District in-charge minister Pramod Madhwaraj's absence at the programme was conspicuous and raised a few eyebrows. In his stead, Kaup MLA Vinay Kumar Sorake inaugurated the programme.

Kaup MLA Vinay Kumar Sorake addressing the gathering said, “Our country is known for cultural diversity. There are different religions, castes and cultures in India. Hindu holy book says ‘Sarve Janaha Sukhino Bhavantho’, Bible says ‘Be kind, love your enemy, Islam says, ‘peace and equality’ and Jain religion proposes ‘Ahimso Paramo Dharma’. The struggle for freedom of the nation happened through peace and non violence. Thousands of people scarified their life and ended up in prison.”

“Every country has its own history. Tipu fought against British in his time. Hence, observing Tipu Jayanti can be justified. When I was the district in-charge minster, there was no publicity of Tipu Jayanti. The opposition is criticizing the celebrations only for the sake of election. They should work towards the unification of society and not its division.

“Nowadays we can see unrest everywhere. Udupi is known for peace and harmony. Recently Paryaya Pejawar Sri Vishweshatheertha Swamiji hosted Ifthar Koota for Muslims at Sri Krishna Math to promote communal harmony. Many outfits commented over this. Such programmes should be organized every now and then. No one is aware of their religion and caste before birth. It is decided on parents’ religion.

“Our ancestors lived happily in harmony helping each other. Let it continue the same way. Let Tipu’s achievements and sacrifices remain permanent. Let us build a peaceful and harmonious society.

Resource person K Pani Raj, professor, MIT, Manipal described the history of Tipu said, “Tipu was a freedom fighter. Hyder Ali and Tipu brought many reforms in Karnataka. He abolished land lord system, and helped agriculture, water irrigation system, mechanization in war, Kannambadi Bridge, silk commission, accounting system and also improved navy to protect our state from attackers.”

“He also promoted small scale industries, introduced Chennapattana gombe (puppet), currency system and barter system. He had good knowledge on the coast and sea. He was not a king but chief minister of Mysuru. He never liked to sit on the throne. Hyder and Tipu protected Karnataka and struggled to unite of Karnataka. Tipu used to consider himself as a citizen rather than a king,” he said.

He urged the state government to launch a new commission for silk and industries.

Deputy commissioner Priyanka Marry Francis, additional deputy commissioner Anuradha, zilla panchayat CEO Shivandha Kapashi, Udupi CMC commissioner Manjunathayya, CMC president Meenakshi Madhav Bannanje, district superintendent of police Sanjiv M Patil, and district Congress minority division’s Ismail Athrady were present.

Assistant director of Kannada and samskrthi department Mahadevayya welcomed the gathering.

The programme began with the state anthem.

The students of Daru Salam Hoode performed ‘Daf', a traditional dance on a song sung by Umarulla Faruk Hazari Padubidri.

Top Stories

Comment on this article

  • AZS, Doha

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Another joke! People are voluntarily willing to take a ride on bus!

    Are these acts not enough to differentiate what’s right and wrong?
    Yet people do not understsand!

    DisAgree [1] Agree [1] Reply Report Abuse

  • Don, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    Awesome and fitting celebrations for a "great freedom fighter". Instead of the sword, they are using lathis, perhaps the congress has more to loot using their tax payer funded henchmen.

    DisAgree [2] Agree [6] Reply Report Abuse

  • Hariprasad, Balkunje-Mulki

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    Where is Nalini Kumar???????????????

    DisAgree [3] Agree [5] Reply Report Abuse

  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    We have many festivals like Diwali, Id, Christmas, Mahaveer Jayanthi etc. How many of us celebrate all. Whichever is relevant to an individual is celebrated and others are ignored. We even celebrate Valentine Day, Haloween and the likes that are imported Jayanthis. Just add another Jayanthi called Tipu Jayanthi and ignore. Successive Govts also will see no reason to spend taxpayers money and things will cool off. Siddu wanted this kind of a reaction to Tipu Jayanthi. How else to drive a wedge. And those protesting must understand that

    DisAgree [3] Agree [8] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    Frustrated People 😁😁😁

    DisAgree [17] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    How come pramod missed jayanti?

    DisAgree [2] Agree [13] Reply Report Abuse

  • santhu, Mumbai/Udupi

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    it seems like CONG never wanted peace in DK..otherwise what is the need of celebrating siddu jayanthi by hurting the sentiment of majority people just to appease one particular community.

    DisAgree [12] Agree [19] Reply Report Abuse

  • Tausif Ahmed, Mysore

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    For 1 Beef Sukka and 1 Beer saala kuch bhi karega.

    DisAgree [15] Agree [11] Reply Report Abuse

  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    any word from the leaders of Catholic community???

    DisAgree [6] Agree [11] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sayed, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    why the hell. these people need Govt. Bus. put them in muncipality garbage van and through them into jail.

    DisAgree [15] Agree [13] Reply Report Abuse

  • Marol, Udupi

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    Useless 'kam chors' got another opportunity to destroy. Thank you and God bless each and every one of us.

    DisAgree [16] Agree [13] Reply Report Abuse

  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    Udupi has good base for BJP and this demonstration was expected here

    DisAgree [8] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rudolph Ivor Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    What a golden opportunity to travel free of cost by KSRTC. These politicians and their party workers (ruling or opposition) travel by these busses only at the time of protests

    DisAgree [12] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse


    Fri, Nov 10 2017



    DisAgree [11] Agree [47] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    First time this gentlemen Mr. Nayakam spoke some sense. !!

    DisAgree [13] Agree [33] Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title : Udupi: Protest mars Tipu Jayanti celebration - Nearly 50 BJP members arrested


You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image