Mangaluru: Two disputed beef stalls at Thokottu torched

Mohan Kuthar

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 9: Two disputed beef stalls located at Valapete, Thokottu, were found gutted on Saturday January 9.

Earlier, Ullal units of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad had termed these two stalls as illegal.

They had alleged that the stalls were functioning illegally and had submitted petitions to municipal council president and Ullal police station on January 7 requesting to vacate them.

Miscreants set fire to the temporary sheds belonging to M C Bava, M C Khader and Hanif. The renovation of Thokkottu inner market is in progress at a brisk pace since the last one and half months. Therefore, the municipal council had asked traders in the market to shift their business. While several traders began their business on a private land at Thokottu inner market, those of beef stalls had erected their temporary sheds near the railway tracks on the land belonging to the department of railways. Several people had complained on the phone that the stalls pose a problem to public as those are in the open. But they had not lodged written complaints. The president of the municipal council had warned beef traders orally in this connection. Ullal municipal council commissioner Rayappa had opined that he was unable to issue a notice as the land belonged to the railways.

Bajrang Dal and VHP unit convener Arjun Madoor, district co convener Pavitra Kerebail, Prakhanda Gorkaksha Pramukh Rakshit Thokkottu and Kaushik Ullalbail had submitted a petition to municipal council president, municipal commissioner and police station inspector requesting to get the stall vacated.

Alternative arrangement in tents

Ullal municipal council president Chitra Chandrakanth who visited the spot said that business will be allowed in the same spot under tent. Discussions will be held with members of the council, vice president and traders to prevent inconvenience to others. The beef stall licence is not cancelled but is suspended, she said.

Vice president Ayub said that communal harmony will not be disturbed by such acts. People in Ullal should remain courageous without losing heart, he said.

Police commissioner visits

Police commissioner Shashikumar, DCP Hariram, and Ullal police inspector Sandeep M G visited the spot. Ullal police registered a case and began investigation.

‘We are conducting business since the last 45 years’

Beef stall owners said that they are conducting business since the last 40 to 45 years. “The licence was issued by the town panchayat. The municipal council has not made alternative arrangements while demolishing the old market. Other meat shops are provided alternative spots. A person on the way to dock informed about the fire,” said the beef stall owners.

'Prepared to hold protests if the miscreants are not nabbed'

Block Congress president Santhosh Shetty Asaigoli visited the spot of the incident. He said that the fire has destroyed the traders’ livelihood. “The suspects should be arrested within the next three days. Ullal block Congress will hold protests otherwise,” he said.

Ullal block Congress chief secretary Rehman Kodijal, Ullal block Congress minority unit president Alwyn D’ Souza, Someshwar block Congress president Kishore Gatty, Padmanabha Ullal, Richard Ullal, municipal councillor Ravichandra Gatty, Mangaluru Vidhan Sabha Intuc president Harish Rao, Youth Inctuc president Siddik, chief secretary Mukhtar, vice president Siraj, Tajuddin, Kotekar gram youth intuc president Asif and Niaz were present.






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  • T.Lobo, Bejai

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    When blessed with functional limbs - live a decent family life. Wht god can give god can take. Then don't cry saying bone cancer arteritis tumor etc.

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  • LARISSA SAMS, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    Mangalore is repeatedly being assaulted in the name of culture, religion. Some think they are the custodian of Mangalore...forgetting there are state machinary to do these thing. Whom to tell...

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  • Adrian, Bangalore

    Sun, Jan 10 2021

    India is a democratic country, where people can eat what they want. If Hindus aren't supposed let them not eat but why force people of other faiths not to eat? Are we really a democratic country?

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    Slaughter of any living being for human consumption is condemnable

    But in this case what is the illegality these BD / VHP is talking about.... If selling beef is illegal, then let them ask Feku to stop beef exports..... India is the 2nd largest country in terms of beef exports with 13 lakh tonnes of meat being exported annually.....

    Secondly who are these to decide the legality..... This trend needs to nipped in the bud.... Also why this saffron brigade is not taking up the topic of Beef in Kerala? The actual reason is they just wanted to divide people on communal lines to keep their vote bank intact.

    Mangalore once known for peaceful co-existence is now the hotbed of communalism. RSS has been pursuing majoritarian ideology from the beginning and has systematically destroyed the communal harmony; utilising every situation to pitch one community against another.

    In one of the articles read some time back, it was said that in the 70s’ Muslims in Ullal used to participate in Janmasthami festivities and games, and then a rumour was spread that pig fat has been applied on “Malkhamb”, which kept away the Muslims and the communal amity was lost. This is one more such incident. Today the situation is Ullal is known to all of us.

    Remember the old Malayalam song “Manushyan Mathangale Sristichu.....” few lines of which means....

    Man created Religion, Religion created God,
    Men, Religion & God divided the land and the minds too
    We Humans became Hindus, Muslims and Christians
    Thus we became alien to each other
    And India became a lunatic asylum
    Men are dying on the street, Religion is mocking at the death....

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  • MIA, Udupi

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    This activities law and enforcement department should take strict action then only peace can prevail in society. Seems like miscreants trying to disturb harmony in the society. Every one knows who will get benefit from the divide and rule policy.

    If government does not want someone to do particular business, then government should provide job or help to do other business.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    Whenever there is a complaint, authorities should look into it and reply to the complainant.When people do not get a reply ,though it is wrong, they try to take law into their hands.

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  • Mohammed, India

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    More godse are roaming in DK and udupi district now

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  • Rahman, Manglore

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    Anything illegal should be stopped. Good job.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    any illegals stopping is not people's job . people's job is 2 complaining 2 concerned authorities. suppose people take law in their hands, collect damages from da culprits

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    Another attack on Minorities ...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    cry showing minority card!!!!

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    Even did not spare the Dolphin fish which was brutally murdered by cheddi goons in UP as it name was from minority.

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  • R.L., Udupi/USA

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    If some outfits taking law in there hands then why we need the government and police department wasting tax payers money to pay there salary.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    R. L., Udupi/ USA, What a mind-blowing comment? But some people will find it hard to digest and some might even get choked.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    'Might is right' trend continues in India flaunting the rule of the land... This is one of the resuts to prove that the Govt agencies are no more upto their credit.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    if torched, collect damages from da culprits & rehabilitate beef stalls

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    David bhai, lumpen elements cannot be allowed to create fear in society..

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 09 2021

    in a democracy there is a rule of law 2 b followed. rest is out law including your lumpen elements & lynching . don't peep in my kitchen what am I eating or what am I not eating .

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