December 1, 2022, 6:07

Four Arrested, Prohibitory Orders Imposed in India’s Karnataka After Clashes – Videos – 16.08.2022, Sputnik International

Four Arrested, Prohibitory Orders Imposed in India’s Karnataka After Clashes – Videos – 16.08.2022, Sputnik International

Subscribe

Rahul Trivedi All materialsClashes reportedly broke out after locals removed a poster of Hindutva leader Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and replaced it with one of Tipu Sultan, an 18th century ruler who fought against the British and was killed in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War.Four people have been arrested in Shivmogga city in India’s Karnataka state for allegedly stabbing a man amid tensions over a banner featuring an image of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, police said on Tuesday.Savarkar was a politician, and is valued as one of the biggest freedom struggle icons by the federally governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

One of the accused suffered a bullet wound in the leg during the police operation to take them into custody, as he allegedly tried to attack an officer.

Policed confiscated the poster and it was later replaced with the Indian national flag.

There has been a massive controversy in the state over celebrating Tipu Sultan, as the BJP and its ideological parent organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh considers him a brutal king who persecuted Hindus and Christians.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *