scorecardresearch
Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022
Premium

Campaign for ban on Karnataka Waqf Board: No govt role, all are equal, says CM Bommai

Bommai said, “People practise their respective traditions. The government is being run in accordance with the laws. The government has nothing to do with these campaigns (that call for ban on Waqf Board). All are equal in the government's view. Maintaining law and order is our objective.”

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said that the state government's stand on the border issue was very clear and “there is no question of ceding even an inch of our land”. (File)

Amid the reports of BJP high command’s directive to keep governance above ‘halal’ and ‘hijab’ issues, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said his government had nothing to do with the campaign calling for a ban on the Waqf Board.

Pramod Muthalik, chief of the Sri Rama Sene, had demanded that Karnataka should ban the Waqf Board. Bommai said, “People practise their respective traditions. The government is being run in accordance with the laws. The government has nothing to do with these campaigns (that call for ban on Waqf Board). All are equal in the government’s view. Maintaining law and order is our objective.”

Karnataka has lately seen several campaigns by Hindu right-wing groups, calling for boycott of halal meat and ban on Muslim traders at temple fairs.

On Wednesday, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issued a circular prohibiting animal slaughter and the sale of meat on Ram Navami. A BBMP official said such an order is issued every year. “The sale of meat is banned on at least eight occasions in a year,” the official said.

Subscriber Only Stories
Amid show of unity, signs of discord dot Rahul yatra route in RajasthanPremium
India’s G20 Presidency: Championing the Global SouthPremium
Delhi Confidential: When PM Modi asked Andhra CM Jagan about the detentio...Premium
G20 Summit: India pitches for SDGs, digital public infra as top prioritiesPremium

Meanwhile, Hindu right-wing activists on Saturday reportedly vandalised a fruit shop and pushcarts belonging to Muslim fruit vendors near Sri Nuggikeri Hanumantha temple in Dharwad area of the state.
Nabisab, a watermelon trader, told the media, “About 8-10 people came and vandalised the entire store. They destroyed around five quintals of watermelons. I have been doing business in front of the temple for the last 15 years without a problem,” he said.

Dharward SP P Krishnakanth told The Indian Express that a case was registered and investigations were on.

Prohibitory orders after stone-pelting during ‘shobha yatra

Tension prevailed in Mulbagal area in Kolar district after stone-pelting during a Ram Navami ‘shobha yatra’ on Friday night. Five people were detained even as prohibitory orders were enforced, police officials said. Windshields of at least two cars got damaged in the incident, besides minor injuries to some youths, officials said, adding, a two-wheeler was also set ablaze.

Advertisement

Kolar SP D Devaraj said, “As there was a power outage, miscreants may have taken advantage. We are looking into it.”

First published on: 09-04-2022 at 05:59:09 pm
Next Story

Chandigarh: App-cab, auto drivers call for 24-hr strike on April 12

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close