Udupi: Amid opposition, Billawa-Muslim friendly get-together postponed

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Jan 8: The proposed Billawa-Muslim get-together that was scheduled to take place on Janaury 11 in the city has been postponed.

Giving details of the reason for postponement former minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, president of welcome committee of the convention said, "With the intention of establishing peace and communal harmony in the society, the Udupi District Muslim Federation exchanged ideas with representatives of Billawa, Bunts, Mogaveera, Christian, Dalit and other community people of holding a friendly get-together. Accordingly, a meeting was held with representatives of Billawa community on October 30, in which more than 70 representatives of various Billawa organizations took part and also agreed to extend their full cooperation for the noble cause.

"Accordingly, a welcome committee was formed, the presidentship of which was given to me. Janardhan Thonse was made as the chief convener and Mohammed Idris as the convener. B N Shankar Poojary, Katapady Shankara Poojary, Yasin Malpe and Raju Poojary Byndoor were made as the vice-presidents of the welcome committee, which had 16 people in total.

"As per the decision of the welcome committee preliminary meetings were held in all the taluks. In every meetings nearly 100 to 300 Billawa representatives had taken part. Not a single word of dissidence was spoken in those meetings. Everyone accepted the aim of the convention whole-heartedly.

"In spite of all the agreement, some vested interests are spreading false news about the get-together on social media. They are using abusive language on the members of the welcome committee and also threatening them with physical abuse. Owing to these reasons, one or two members of the welcome committee have denied participating. Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary, who was supposed to inaugurate the get-together on January 11 has also expressed his inability to partake in the event. So the welcome committee has decided that it is not suitable to hold the Billawa-Muslim friendly get-together on the scheduled date.

"It was decided in the meeting that a committee with like-minded meeting will be formed in the coming days and a new date will be fixed for the friendly get-together. False rumours with regards to the improper way of inviting minister Kota Srinivas Poojary for the function are spread by some anti-social elements. Only after meeting the minister thrice and taking his approval, we got the invitations printed for the convention. It is not right to say that his name was printed in the invitation card without his permission.

"The delegation which went to invite minister Kota Srinivas Poojary included eminent persons like B N Shankara Poojary, Janardhan Thonse, Rama Poojary, Idris Hoode, M A Maula Udupi, Karamath Ali Udupi and Kota Ibrahim Saheb.

"Considering the present situation, it was decided in the welcome committee meeting that was held on to postpone the event on Tuesday, January 7 to postpone the event," said Sorake.





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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 9 2020

    fear that no one from Hindu expect some congi political ambitious members will attend and we all understand now ..no more support for your stupidity ...our ancestors did blunder by allowing invaders to live and now we fear to survive among those

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  • Dr.S. Kamath, Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 9 2020

    Dinesh Mattu and Vijay Kumar Sorake are doing a blunder by trying to break away Billavas from.Hindu
    In Haryana tried to break Jat s
    In Gujarat Patels
    In Karnataka last time Lingayats
    Now Billavas .Mogaveeras from.Brahmins and other's

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  • Samad, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 9 2020

    Can you explain me who is running RSS?? And BJP is run by RSS...

    Bete once they will start na then all low caste people will suffer and they cant even leave India also unfortunately should work like slaves then..

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 9 2020

    RSS is wonderful organisation and love for mother land is intact , some goons use RSS name to defame the organisation will not reduce its stature . wish RSS grow stronger so to control Terror minds within country

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  • Anwar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 9 2020

    You should thank Prabhakara Bhatta for that,

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Wed, Jan 8 2020

    Recent turbulent episodes, in our nation, has magnified into extremism !!!!!! this has reopened old dormant wounds !! Communal harmony, has now become a liability !!!

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  • Salim, Bagalkot

    Wed, Jan 8 2020

    All opportunistic and appeasement politics...

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  • Namith Poojary, Kottara

    Wed, Jan 8 2020

    friendly meet is good when it is including muslims-hindus-christians, everybody understands the motive why only one caste of Hindus are included here. this kind of gimmicks are not accepted.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Jan 8 2020

    Now it is crystal clear who is Tukde Tukde gang!

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  • melwyn, shirva

    Wed, Jan 8 2020

    cowtheft is the major threat for peace & harmony in coastal Karnataka. so please arrange some program on this problem, after that you can arrange hindu, muslim, Christian get to gather.

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  • medwin, mangalore

    Wed, Jan 8 2020

    one side we are talking against caste system & other side we are justifying it.

    instead of this, if you are really interested, then you can arrange hindu-muslim-Christian get-together.

    no one will object it. if you go behind caste system then this kind of problem will arise.

    dont divide the people on caste base. there also some sections in muslim community, in that case will you people organise sectionwise get-together? think practically & help to maintain peace & harmony in the society.

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  • uday, BANGALORE

    Wed, Jan 8 2020

    In ground reality we are all united and friendly together . don't do this type of cheap gimmicks for your political mileage...

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 8 2020

    it seems The division of society in the twin athi buddivanthara jilles of ghati karnataka seems to be complete with this open dissent of Billawas.

    This seems to be the lowest point in the communal harmony that existed, which just cannot be thought of now, decades ago. The balatkari party has achieved its goal.

    Jai athi buddivanthas.

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  • madanson, mangalore

    Wed, Jan 8 2020

    answer is very simple. organise hindu-muslim-christian get-together. if you go behind caste/section of the community, then you need to consider the section/caste of both the community. there should not be any hidden agenda.

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