Row over Tipu existed before but it has gained currency now, says Bommai

Basavaraj Bommai

Basavaraj Bommai  

‘We do not want children to know about controversial issues’

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday that Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa had already stated that the matter of omission of lessons on Tipu Sultan from school textbooks would be looked into.

Replying to queries from presspersons here on whether the government would facilitate a public discussion on omission of lessons on Tipu Sultan from the textbooks, Mr. Bommai said that no decision on this matter had been taken in the State Cabinet.

“We do not want children to know about controversial issues,” he said.

On why there was no controversy about Tipu Sultan in textbooks a couple of decades ago, Mr. Bommai said that this issue was there, but it was not in currency.

“Now, this controversy has gained currency,” he said.

Illegal immigrants

On reports of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in the State, Mr. Bommai said that as many as 69 illegal Bangaladeshi immigrants had been traced in the State.

The matter had been brought to the notice of the Union Home Ministry and the Union External Affairs Ministry.

“We will take legal action in this matter in the coming days, including their externment,” he said.

Cyber crime

On the increasing cyber crime cases in the State, Mr. Bommai said that after the increase in digitalisation, increase in banking transactions through the digital mode, and the increase in influence of social media, there had been an increase in cyber crimes throughout the country.

“Since our State is ahead in Information Technology and its use, we are also ahead in cyber crimes. Already, we have set up CEN police stations in every district. We have decided to start eight more CEN police stations in Bengaluru and a CEN police station in every commissionerate in the State. They will start functioning soon. We have got one of the most modern cyber crime detection labs,” he said.

On the increase in narcotic cases in Udupi district, Mr. Bommai said that the State government had zero tolerance as far was drugs were concerned.

“We have already set up a squad. I have told the officers that I want results on the ground. We will see the results soon,” Mr. Bommai said.

Later, the office of Mr. Bommai, who is also the district in-charge Minister, was opened at the District Offices Complex here.

K. Raghupati Bhat, V. Sunil Kumar, MLAs, were present.

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