Mangaluru

13 more Sri Rama Sene activists arrested for trespass

The city police on Monday arrested 13 Sri Rama Sene activists for alleged trespass into a school on the city’s outskirts. In all, the police have arrested 16 activists.

A group of Sri Rama Sene activists barged into a classroom of St. Thomas Aided Higher Primary School in Bondantila in Mangaluru Rural Police station limits on Saturday.

While the activists alleged that students were forced to learn Arabic, the headmaster said that classes were being conducted for 40 students every Saturday on the request of parents. The headmaster had filed a complaint with the Mangaluru Rural police.

The police on Sunday arrested Nithin, Dinesh and Santhosh. On Monday they arrested Mukesh, Ravi, Chethan, Nithin, Kishore, Sunil, Nithin, Rajesh, Ravi, Raghavendra, Jayanth, Prakash, and Chandrahas. The police said a total of 17 persons had reportedly barged into the school and created a ruckus on Saturday.

Condemned

Chief Whip of the Congress in the Legislative Council Ivan D’Souza condemned the act. In a statement, Mr. D’Souza said he has asked the city police to be tough against groups trying to disturb peace and tranquillity.

Mr. D’Souza visited the school and spoke to students and teachers. The Democratic Youth Federation of India and the Komu Souharda Vedike too have condemned the act.

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