Karnataka government celebrates Tipu Sultan Jayanti amid tight security, protests by BJP

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 November 2018, 02:24 PM
Karnataka government celebrates Tipu Sultan Jayanti amid tight security, protests by BJP (ANI Photo)
Karnataka government celebrates Tipu Sultan Jayanti amid tight security, protests by BJP (ANI Photo)

Despite protests by the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Karnataka government on Saturday celebrated Tipu Sultan Jayanti amid tight security. The BJP had staged protests across the state over the birth anniversary celebrations of Tipu Sultan - the 18th-century ruler of Mysore kingdom. In wake of the shutdown called by the various right-wing organisations, including the BJP and Codava National Council, security has been tightened in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Kodagu and Madikeri. The police have also detained several people protesting against the Tipu Jayanti Celebrations.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has decided to skip Saturday’s events to celebrate the Tipu Jayanti. The event will be launched by Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader G Parameshwara. “On the advice of doctors, the chief minister will take three days rest till November 11. He will spend time with family on these days and there will be no official engagements on these days,” a statement from Kumaraswamy’s office said.

Tipu Sultan Jayanti Celebrations Live Updates:

  Nov 10, 2018  12:47 (IST)

Bengaluru: Karnakata Minister DK Shivakumar arrives for Tipu Jayanti celebrations at Vidhana Soudha

  Nov 10, 2018  10:58 (IST)

Madikeri: BJP workers raise slogans in the premises of the Deputy Commissioner's office protesting against Tipu Sultan Jayanti celebrations being held there.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Madikeri: BJP workers raise slogans in the premises of the Deputy Commissioner&#39;s office protesting against <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TipuJayanthi?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TipuJayanthi</a> celebrations being held there. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Karnataka?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Karnataka</a> <a href="https://t.co/VC4k1IPV3Y">pic.twitter.com/VC4k1IPV3Y</a></p>&mdash; ANI (@ANI) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1061121915849490432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 10, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

  Nov 10, 2018  10:49 (IST)

Karnataka Minority Welfare Minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan met former CM Siddaramaiah at his residence in Bengaluru today. Tipu Jayanti celebrations are being observed by the state govt today.

  Nov 10, 2018  10:48 (IST)

We have taken all precautionary measures. If somebody violates law & order the police will take strict action: PI Srividya, Deputy Commissioner of Kodagu on security arrangements for Tipu Jayanti.

  Nov 10, 2018  10:45 (IST)

Karnataka: Various groups protesting against Tipu Sultan Jayanti celebrations in Madikeri detained by police. 

  Nov 10, 2018  10:44 (IST)

Govt is wasting public money in the name of Tipu Jayanti. Tipu is not a warrior, he killed so many Hindus & attacked temples. Why are they glorifying a man like him? This is only vote bank politics. Everyone in Kodagu is opposing the celebrations: Sajjal Krishnan, BJP District Secretary

  Nov 10, 2018  10:44 (IST)

Madikeri: Security has been tightened in Madikeri in the light of a shutdown called in the town against Tipu Jayanti celebrations being observed today. The shutdown has been called by various organisations, including BJP and Codava National Council.

  Nov 10, 2018  10:43 (IST)

Karnataka: Various groups protesting against TipuJ Jayanti celebrations in Madikeri offer prayers at Sri Omkareshwara Temple in the town. They will then carry out a procession against the celebrations, which are being observed in the state today.

First Published: Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:42 AM
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