Special Correspondent

MANGALORE: It is not a time for settling old scores neither it was for taking stock. It was a time for introspection and harmonising the society for respecting each other said seer of Pejavar Math, Vishveshathirtha.

Addressing a press conference here today the swamiji said there was too much of violence in a district over emotive issues that should not be a part of the civilised society, especially in highly advanced Dakshina Kannada district.

He appealed to the political leaders to find a solution to the issue.

He said Bandh was a measure used in the pre-independence era against foreign rulers.

Promoting and glorifying violence in the name of bandh was a crime against the society in which we all lived, he added.