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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First Published on: November 10, 2016 1:19 pm
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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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                    kajal
                    Nov 10, 2016 at 10:22 am
                    BJP means BADMASH JANGLI PARTY
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                      Kejriwal Fan
                      Nov 10, 2016 at 12:43 pm
                      Tipu Sultan was the greatest Indian ruler ever. The impotent gau bhakts cant digest that he was a muslim ruler. They just keep putting forward illogical reasons that he converted hindus women to islam. Even if he did so, he did the right thing. He freed thousands from the clutches a male chauvinistic society
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                        Kumar
                        Nov 10, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                        When Hindus are protesting and celeberating black day for Muslim person, then Muslims also celebrate black for Hindu personalities. These i d i o ts, thinking that India belonged to them only, this type of thinking will lead another division of India. Already once RSS involved responsible for the division, and once again they will be responsible.
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                          manu
                          Nov 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm
                          We are the first and only nation on the Earth that celebrates murderers and invaders who killed our own people. Why no one calling this as divisive politics by Congress. This completely show ideological bias of our elite media and intellectuals.
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                            manu
                            Nov 10, 2016 at 2:31 pm
                            did durappa asked the Congress governemnt in Karnataka to start celebrating Tipu Jayanti. It was not celebrated untill now, then why begin now.
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                              manu
                              Nov 10, 2016 at 12:11 pm
                              what led to first division?
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                                mathimathi
                                Nov 10, 2016 at 4:01 pm
                                whatever it is. 1798 - Tipu Sultan, is the inventor of missile.
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                                  Nityananda
                                  Nov 10, 2016 at 8:34 am
                                  It is shameful and insensitive of the Karnataka Govt to celebrate Tipu Jayanti in regions where he is looked upon as an enemy , such as KOdagu , Mangaluru etc. But it is also hypocritical of dy and Co to protest the Jayanti since they have also sung Tipu's praises in the past and will do so whenever convenient.
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                                    Vihari Naidu
                                    Nov 10, 2016 at 10:09 am
                                    Plan to divert public attention from the inconvenience caused to common man due to currency swap scheme.
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                                      Rajesh
                                      Nov 10, 2016 at 11:43 am
                                      Tipu was great warrier and fought gallantly against British army. Now some people are opposing him by giving religious colour. Per say, those who are opposing Tipu are actually British supporter.
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                                        Rajesh
                                        Nov 10, 2016 at 11:36 am
                                        R A N D U V A first tell world who is your legal father Kakkus Khan or Pedophile Father ,Hiding behind and throwing stone is very easy cowards like you.What your brothers doing in kashmir is same.Your lucky beacause Hindus have more Jayachands ,if Hindus has lsreli mind set your full family would wiped out
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                                          shanthi salamath
                                          Nov 10, 2016 at 11:12 am
                                          Tippu Sultan was a great warrior who challenged the British rule in India. He was nightmare to British and finally he sacrificed his life for the nation and his country. He was a king who loved his people but in history there were wrong written statements regarding him as he was a Muslim warrior. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Critics mentioning that he was anti- Hindu, but in fact once we read his history many more Hindu advisors were in his ministry and important port polios dealt with this people.lt;br/gt;Even in Kerala due to his dynasty oppressed women in our society who were not allowed to cover their curved breast among other upper cl society allowed to use dress as like others and they enjo all the freedom. It was a revolutionary step from his side that was the main irritating factor for his opponents.lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;BJP Government celebrate as a Black day is wrong and misguiding towards our history. Main Hindutva agenda is to show the world that minorities had not any role in our freedom struggle but infact it will never be possible because braves cannot be hidden they became the part of history. Their sweating, brave and courageous stand off against the British will not be possible. Golden leaflets our history remember all the braves and we bow our head to their sacrifice for the nation.
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                                            LION
                                            Nov 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm
                                            Muslims believe in ALLAH then what this silly ants BJP, VHP, RSS, Bajrang Dal etc are challanges us to finish in india or we consider they are birtisher, rakkas, devil, born to many fathers.
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