Congress requests police, administration to remove Savarkar’s posters in Udupi

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Visual of Congress workers requesting police to remove Savarkar posters in Udupi (Photo/ANI)

UDUPI: The Congress party unit in Udupi district has requested the police and district administration to remove Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s posters installed on the backdrop of Independence Day celebrations.

“We are worried because they (BJP) workers installed it but can later tear it down themselves and create problems. They have deputed several police officials for the protection of the poster. It looks shameful. That is why we are objecting to it,” said a local Congress leader.

The move comes after the police, on August 15, imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 in parts of Shivamogga district after a clash over Savarkar and Tipu Sultan’s flexes at Amir Ahmed circle on Independence Day.

On Tuesday, Home Minister Araga Jnanendra held a meeting with the Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Alok Kumar and other senior police officials in Shivamogga. Jnanendra said nobody should take the law into their hands at any cost.

“We do not decide anything on the basis of religion. Peace must prevail in the state and we have to maintain law and order here. We will hold a thorough investigation because such events should not happen here again. In the Shivamogga case, four people have been arrested so far,” he added.

He also took a dig at Opposition leader Siddaramaiah over his comment on Savarkar poster by saying, “He only loves vote and we love Savarkar. What does he know about Savarkar? Savarkar fought for the freedom of the country and his family was jailed for twelve years. So, what is wrong with installing his poster?” (ANI)

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