Tipu Sultan Jayanti: BJP observes ‘black day’, protesters detained

Two people died in the violent protests that marred the inaugural birth anniversary celebrations of the former Mysore ruler last year.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 10, 2016 1:22 pm
B S Yeddyurappa, Yeddyurappa, Tipu Sultan, Tipu Sultan Jayanti, Tipu Sultan Jayanti protests, Karnataka, Congress, BJP, Siddaramaiah, indian express news “Over 17 party workers and activists from various Hindu organisations have been killed in the last one year. Some were killed during the Tipu Sultan Jayanti held at Madikeri last year.,” Yeddyurappa said. (file photo)

BJP workers Thursday staged a protest against the celebration of Tipu Sultan Jayanti in Karnataka, and demanded an NIA probe into the killing of 17 party workers and activists from various right-wing organisation in the last one year. A few protesters have been detained by police today.

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“Over 17 party workers and activists from various Hindu organisations have been killed in the last one year. Some were killed during the Tipu Sultan Jayanti held at Madikeri last year. It is repeating this year as well. We have requested the Home Minister to initiate NIA probe into the killings,” State BJP president B S Yeddyurappa said. The party is observing Thursday as “black day”. They believe that a few “anti-nationals” have allegedly killed its activists. Two people died in the violent protests that marred the inaugural birth anniversary celebrations of the former Mysore ruler last year.

Karnataka government deployed 119 KSRP platoons, 9,000 Home Guards, and 7 companies of Central forces across the state to avoid any untoward incident. “Senior officers of the rank of Additional Director-General of Police and Inspector-General of Police have been dispatched to all districts to supervise security measures,” Om Prakash, Director-General and Inspector-General of Police, told The Hindu.

State Home Minister G Parameshwara appealed for cooperation from the BJP, but it appears to have fallen on deaf years.

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    Jafar
    Nov 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm
    Congress appeasing muzzles at the cost of tax payers money. Why they celebrate a jehadi? Who destro and macred Hindus of karnataka
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      Jafar
      Nov 10, 2016 at 7:31 pm
      Tipu was a bigot, narrow-minded, rapist, m murderer. Thousands of innocent Hindus were forcefully converted. He destro many temples.
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        SubbuI
        Nov 10, 2016 at 1:01 pm
        THESE COMMUNAL FLARE WAS QUITE EXPECTED IN KARNATAKA AFTER DY AQUITAL AND THE NEW ENERGY INFUSED ON STATE BJP AND FRINGE GROUPS. THIS GANGSTER TWIN OF KALNAYAK GUNDA SHAH WILL USE ALL HIS ILLGOTTEN WEALTH TO BRING SAFFRON PARTY TO POWER.THERE IS NO OTHER WAY THEY COME TO POWER WITH OUT POLARISATION OF HINDU VOTES ALL DREAMSELLING WILL NOT CUT ANY ICE ANY MORE ANY STATE IN INDIA
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          Abbiya
          Nov 10, 2016 at 10:29 am
          Tipu sultaan was really hero and greatest freedom fighter from Karnataka. But same Hindu extremists didn't desgist realty. Because he was muslim king. .he was given first missile technology to india. .the criminal mentally people didn't desgist he was really freedom hero to given here life for nation. .. The Great tiger Mysore. .those people didn't believe fact ..they are anti nation .
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            Archpagan
            Nov 10, 2016 at 12:38 pm
            Secular terrorists have killed 17 RSS workers in Karnataka in the last one year.
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              ashok s
              Nov 10, 2016 at 12:38 pm
              That btst was worst in Indian history, bjp go ahead get us rid of every Muslim in our Hindustan
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                ashok s
                Nov 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm
                Yesterday I saw a Muslim known as nissar throwing a black bag in garbage outside bldg compound instead of keeping it outside his own house for usual collection ,I doubt that their was some fishy in this act. Bldg name is ostwal oasis , Mira road , he has earlier told that he belongs to political party, and we were afraid of him. Please authorities act against him . as police is as usual won't listen to us.
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                  NKSA
                  Nov 10, 2016 at 11:39 am
                  shame on you to say he is freedom fighter. he was a radical islamist like isis. killed thousands of Hindus and converted thousands to islam by sword.
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