Congress govt in India celebrates Tipu Sultan's birth anniversary

Henrietta Brewer
November 10, 2017

In the wake of Tipu Jayanti, section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) that prohibits assembly of more than four people was imposed in Karnataka's Kodagu on Friday, official said. Mr. Rosario said that the group has collected matters on Tipu Sultan's alleged atrocities on Christians. In addition, 6,000 home guards and 202 platoons of the Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) will also be deployed. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that the Congress-led government is anxious about Tipu Sultan instead of the state's public while the Siddaramaiah led Congress government has made a decision to continue with its plans to celebrate the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan.

The city has come under a thick security blanket ahead of the "Tipu Jayanti" celebrations organised across the state by the government to mark the birth anniversary of the ruler of the Mysore Kingdom.

"We have been celebrating Tipu Jayanti since three years and there has been no issues".

Yesterday, the Bengaluru police had ordered restrictions on all kinds of public procession in Karnataka to avoid any untoward incident on the occasion of Tipu Jayanti. "If required, we will impose Section 144 and a strict action will be taken against anyone who breaks the rules", Kumar said. All security arrangements will be made to maintain law and order in the city.

The Karnataka Government, headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has planned to celebrate the erstwhile ruler's birth anniversary. Tipu Sultan was recently described as a "brutal killer, wretched fanatic and mass rapist" by Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde of the BJP, who asked for his name to be dropped from state government invites to this year's Tipu Sultan event.

BJP and other outfits, which are opposing the celebrations, will observe it as a Black Day.

With Tipu Jayanti Virodhi Samiti declaring a district bandh on Friday, more than 1,500 police personnel, 16 sector magistrates have been deployed to prevent outbreak of violence.

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