Staff Correspondent

Udupi: Leaders of various organisations who participated in a dharna organised by the district unit of Popular Font of India in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office here on Saturday urged the Union Government to initiate immediate legal action against the leader of the Sri Rama Sene, Pramod Muthalk, and his followers.

Mr. Muthalik and some of his followers had been recently caught boasting of being able to “organise riots for money” by a couple of television news channels. Writer G. Rajashekhar said that although the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were claiming that there was no connection between the sene and their party, the BJP followed a policy of “running with the hare and hunting with the hounds”.

President of the district unit of PFI Niyamat Ali spoke.