Action sought against those trying to tarnish Tipu’s image

November 12, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:38 am IST - Shivamogga:

Activists of the Karnataka Komu Souharda Vedike (KKSV) staged a protest in the city on Wednesday demanding stern action against the organisations trying to tarnish the image of Tipu Sultan. Addressing the protest meet, K.L. Ashok, general secretary of KKSV said that Tipu Sultan was a progressive ruler who had taken up land reforms and other initiatives for the welfare of the poor. The donations sanctioned by him for Hindu temples in Sringeri, Srirangapatna, Nanjangud and Kollur stand as testimony to his religious tolerance. His name is etched in the annals of history for the brave fight he put up against the imperial British, he said.

The State government had taken an apt decision to celebrate the birth anniversary of this ruler to commemorate him. It is unfortunate that right wing extremist organisations have indulged in efforts to tarnish the image of Tipu Sultan, said Mr. Ashok. The

members of these organisations were responsible for the group clash that broke out during the Tipu Jayanti programme in Madikeri.

He urged the government to conduct a through probe into the clashes and arrest those who provoked violence. The protesters submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner in this regard.

Functionaries of KKSV K.P. Sripal, R. Kumar, Krishnamurthy, Hussein, and Shiva Kumar took part in the protest.

The State government had taken an apt decision to celebrate the birth anniversary of the ruler: vedike

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