Tension gripped up between two communities in Karnataka's Shivamogga area over poster of Veer Savarkar today, August 15
Bengaluru: Tension gripped up between two communities in Karnataka’s Shivamogga area due to a poster of Veer Savarkar being put up at Ameer Ahmed circle on Monday, August 15. Several Muslim youths protested over the poster, which gradually took an ugly turn, and Section 144 has been imposed in the entire area.
Pro-Hindu groups objected to the attempts to remove Savarkar’s poster, and the police then issued prohibitory orders in some areas of the Shivamogga district.
Similar circumstances led to the removal of a banner honouring Hindutva ideologue Savarkar at the Surathkal crossroads in Mangaluru after SDPI (Social Democratic Party of India) members raised objections.
At the request of Mangaluru North BJP MLA Y Bharath Shetty, the Mangaluru municipal corporation had earlier approved a proposal to name the circle after Savarkar. The civic organisation is awaiting approval from the authorities to formally name the circle.
A local leader of SDPI said the issue was brought to the notice of the police as Surathkal is a communally sensitive area. He also said the SDPI is against the naming of the circle after Savarkar.