The ruckus has started in Shivamogga, Karnataka over the posters of Tipu Sultan and VD Savarkar. On the occasion of Independence Day, some people tried to put up Tipu Sultan's banner by removing the poster of VD Savarkar in the Amir Ahmed circle of the city. After which there was a situation of tension.
Section 144 imposed in Shivamogga
Section 144 has been imposed in Shivamogga after the ongoing controversy over the posters of Tipu Sultan and VD Savarkar. Shivamogga police said, a group of Tipu Sultan supporters in Shivamogga tried to remove the banner of VD Savarkar to put up Tipu Sultan's banner in Amir Ahmed circle of the city. After which Section 144 of CrPC was implemented.
situation still tense
It is being told that the situation still remains tense in Shivamogga, Karnataka. The police also had to lathi-charge to pacify the dispute between the two sides.
Mangaluru Municipal Corporation removed the banner of Savarkar on the complaints of SDPI
Meanwhile, a banner renaming Mangaluru's Suratkal square after Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar has been removed. The workers of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) had objected to this banner. The Suratkal unit of SDPI objected to the banner and brought it to the notice of the police. Corporation commissioner Akshay Sridhar had ordered to remove the banner, after which the banner was removed. The Municipal Corporation of Mangaluru city had earlier accepted a proposal to name the intersection after Savarkar on the request of Y Bharat Shetty, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Mangaluru North. The municipal corporation is waiting for the government's nod to officially name it after Savarkar.