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Tipu Jayanti: Prohibitory orders imposed in Karnataka’s Kodagu

The Congress government views Tipu Sultan as a patriot, who fought against the British. But the BJP and the RSS say Tipu was a tyrant monarch and was biased against Hindus.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2017 11:53 IST
Police deployed in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi ahead of Tipu Jayanti. (ANI Twitter)
Police deployed in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi ahead of Tipu Jayanti. (ANI Twitter)

In the wake of Tipu Jayanti, section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) that prohibits assembly of more than four people was imposed in Karnataka’s Kodagu on Friday, official said.

Authorities have also beefed up security in the regard.

“Section 144 imposed in Kodagu ahead of Tipu Jayanti celebration, security tightened,” the district administration said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had on Thursday opposed the Karnataka government’s decision to celebrate Tipu Jayanti in the state on November 10.

The Congress government views Tipu Sultan as a patriot, who fought against the British. However, the BJP’s and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh’s (RSS) views are completely different from those of the state government and regard Tipu Sultan as a tyrant monarch for being biased against Hindus.

After a major clash in 2015 in the state over the Tipu Jayanti celebrations, the Karnataka government last year decided to make the event an annual affair.