While the country celebrated its 75th year of independence, prohibitory orders have been instated in Shivamogga and Bhadravati districts of Karnataka as violence broke out between two groups over the installation of Hindu Mahasabha ideologue, Veer Savarkar, and Mysuru ruler, Tipu Sultan in Ameer Ahmad circle in the city.
The clash was instigated when the installation of Savarkar’s photo was met with protests in the business hub, near a mosque. The protest was marked by putting up a photo of Tipu Sultan that ended in violence.
A result of the same has been the death of a 20-year-old, Prem Singh. Moreover, cops lathi-charged the crowd to put an end to the clashes.
The place was already strained by the arrest of an individual as he forced a mall staff to remove the photo of Savarkar installed in the business hub.
Following the incident, prohibitory orders under Section 144 were installed in the two districts till Thursday, August 18. Furthermore, the sale of liquor has been banned in Shivamogga and Bhadravati.
Thirty platoons of armed police were installed along with a complete shut down of schools on Tuesday in the two districts.
The Karnataka CM has refrained to comment on the outburst of violence. “It is not right to comment on the matter when the investigation is underway. I’ve instructed the police to conduct a stringent investigation,” he said.
The police have registered a case of an attempt to murder under section 307 of IPC against several individuals.