Pics: Spoorthi Ullal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, Nov 13: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal (BD) have warned of observing Kodikal city bandh on November 15, if the accused who desecrated the idol of deity at Nagabhramastana in Kodikal are not arrested by Sunday evening.
It is learnt that some unidentified miscreants had thrown the idol of deity on the ground at Nagabhramastana at Kodikal here. The incident came to light when a local went to perform prayer. The locals who gathered at spot held a protest on Saturday November 13.
Sharan Pumpwell of VHP, speaking to daijiworld.com said, "For the third time, an idol of deity (Naga) is desecrated. The first incident was reported in Panambur, later in Kulur and now in Nagabhramastana at Kodikal. It is clear that it is a planned strategy to desecrate Hindu worship centers. Today, we symbolically held a protest against this. The MLA and police commissioner visited the spot. We also said that if the miscreants are not arrested by Sunday evening, VHP and Bajrang Dal will observe Kodikal city bandh."
Puneeth Attavar, district convener of Bajrang Dal also confirmed the same.
Mangaluru North MLA Bharath Shetty, local corporators, VHP, BD leaders Shivananda Mendon, Praveen Kuthar were present in the protest.