Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Sep 1: The personnel of the traffic police station here stopped a car and questioned the concerned about the sticker pasted to the car's number plate on Tuesday August 31. Taking umbrage to this, Hindu organization activists resented this behaviour.
The traffic police assistant sub inspector demanded for the removal of the 'Team Parashuram' and 'Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah' stickers appearing the number plate of the car and also the 'Om Sai' and 'Swami Koragajja' stickers fixed on the window glasses, alleged Hindutva organization members and BJP Mangaluru Mandal president. At this, chaos prevailed for some time under the Thokottu flyover.
A person named Babish Poojary was moving in a Maruti car under the Thokottu flyover when Naguri traffic police assistant sub inspector, Albert Lasrado, stopped the car for verification. After checking the documents, he said that the sticker on the car number plate and also on the glasses were against law and demanded payment of fines. Car driver Babish Poojary said that the stickers related to religious feelings and hence he was not inclined to remove them. He also conveyed information to Hindu organization activists and BJP Mandal president. BJP Mandal president, Chandrahas Pandit House and activists who arrived, took the assistant sub-inspector to task.
Arjun Madoor of Vishwa Hindu Parishad said that the stickers relating to Hindu belief system fixed in the car were sought to be removed because of religious considerations. He said that the assistant sub-inspector who is opposed to Hindu religion should not be put on duty, and that the senior officials will be urged to take action.