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87 Muslims held in Mysore violence, Muslim groups PFI and KFD responsible for says Karnataka Chief Minister

Posted by jagoindia on July 14, 2009


Tanvir Sait, MLA from Narasimahraja constituency in Mysore where violence took place, alleged non-bailable cases have been booked against 87 members belonging to a community

CM holds KFD, PFI responsible for Mysore violence
Bangalore, DH News Service:

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, while setting aside the Opposition demand for a judicial probe into the recent incidents of communal violence in Mysore, in the Legislative Assembly on Monday, directly held Karnataka Forum for Democracy (KFD) and Popular Front of India (PFI) responsible for stirring the peace in the cultural capital.

However, the Opposition members directly alleged that a recent inflammatory speech made by the Sri Ram Sene’s Pramod Muthalik instigated a section of the people to resort to violence. But the CM just said, “the Government will bring all those responsible to the book and ensure an impartial probe.” But He did not make any comment for or against the Sene. The issue was also raised by the Opposition in the Legislative Council.

The CM also alleged the Mysore incident was a “conspiracy” by the KFD and the PFI to tarnish the image of the “pro-development” Government. “We have sufficient proof to establish that these two organisations tried to stir peace in Mysore. A report has been sent against them (organisations) to the Centre. We have also asked the Centre to take appropriate action against them,” he stated.

Never in the history of the State, the CM said, hundreds of people have come from other States to stage a protest. “Their (two organisations) intention was to create trouble in the cultural capital and nothing else. Even police personnel were attacked with lethal weapons, he alleged and added that the police are investigating into all issues, including dropping of a piglet at a place of worship that led to the violence.

Home Minister V S Acharya said holding a judicial probe will only delay the investigation. Many judicial probes ordered in the past have not completed their job yet.  “The police are competent enough to conduct the probe. Six police teams have been constituted for investigation. We have already zeroed in on culprits, but they are absconding. Soon they will be arrested,” he stated.

Statistics on violence

The Minister also refuted the Opposition charges that incidents of communal violence have increased after the BJP came to power, by disclosing year-wise statistics of number of communal violence in the State. Accordingly, 14 incidents of communal violence had taken place in 2007, killing six persons and injuring 202. In 2008, 16 cases took place, 1 killed and 102 persons were injured. In 2009, eight incidents have taken place, killing three and injuring 38.

Acharya while replying on the issue in the Council, said the Sri Ram Sene has nothing to do with Mysore incidents.

Earlier, raising the issue, Opposition leader in the Assembly Siddaramaiah alleged negligence and failure on the part of police led to communal violence, resulting in the death of three persons in Mysore.

Siddaramaiah said had the local police in Udayagiri, the epicentre of the violence, been a little more alert, they could have spotted the trouble brewing and taken preventive action. However, the police committed a blunder by withdrawing bandobast when Alima Education Trust went ahead with the construction of a school on July 1.

Tanvir Sait, MLA from Narasimahraja constituency in Mysore where violence took place, alleged non-bailable cases have been booked against 87 members belonging to a community, while eight bailable cases have been booked against those belonging to another. This kind of disparity in dealing with culprits has led to tension, he alleged.

Protesting the Government’s stand, opposition members in both Houses staged a walk out.

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Violence by Muslim group PFI in Mysore, curfew in parts of the city

Posted by jagoindia on July 10, 2009


Mysore on the boil again, ACP injured
Eshwar SinghFirst Published : 10 Jul 2009 04:44:00 AM ISTLast Updated :
MYSORE: Mysore witnessed a fresh wave of violence on Thursday after a protest march by Popular Front of India (PFI) and allied Muslim groups turned violent in the city.
ACP A K Suresh and a constable received stab wounds while a photographer was seriously hurt in the violence.
The Mysore – Bangalore Road remained cut-off for about three hours near Tipu Circle as protesters went berserk.
More than 150 protesters were arrested.
Trouble started when PFI and Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD) activists gathered near the Fountain Circle to condemn the arrests of their members. When the police asked protesters to vacate, the crowd disregarding the warnings, advanced, shouting slogans against the police. The Rapid Action Force (RAF) was summoned to the spot to restrain the 2,000-member strong crowd.
During the ensuing clash, Narasimharaja Mohalla ACP A K Suresh received a stab injury on his face. Miscreants also grievously injured constable Mahesh attached to the V V Puram police station.
Lensman Madhusudan sustained head injuries during the stone pelting. All three have been shifted to various hospitals.
The situation was brought under control after RAF lobbed teargas shells and opened fire in the air. Earlier, there was panic when miscreants pelted stones on shops on Ashoka Road.

Mysore on the boil again, ACP injured

Eshwar Singh 10 Jul 2009 :

MYSORE: Mysore witnessed a fresh wave of violence on Thursday after a protest march by Popular Front of India (PFI) and allied Muslim groups turned violent in the city.

ACP A K Suresh and a constable received stab wounds while a photographer was seriously hurt in the violence.

The Mysore – Bangalore Road remained cut-off for about three hours near Tipu Circle as protesters went berserk.

More than 150 protesters were arrested.

Trouble started when PFI and Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD) activists gathered near the Fountain Circle to condemn the arrests of their members. When the police asked protesters to vacate, the crowd disregarding the warnings, advanced, shouting slogans against the police. The Rapid Action Force (RAF) was summoned to the spot to restrain the 2,000-member strong crowd.

During the ensuing clash, Narasimharaja Mohalla ACP A K Suresh received a stab injury on his face. Miscreants also grievously injured constable Mahesh attached to the V V Puram police station.

Lensman Madhusudan sustained head injuries during the stone pelting. All three have been shifted to various hospitals.

The situation was brought under control after RAF lobbed teargas shells and opened fire in the air. Earlier, there was panic when miscreants pelted stones on shops on Ashoka Road.

PFI protest turns violent: Curfew clamped in parts of Mysore

By Team Mangalorean Mysore

Mysore Jul 9: Curfew was imposed in some parts of the city which witnessed stone pelting and violent incidents in which two policemen, including an officer and a photographer of a local daily were injured.

In the afternoon four masked men, riding on two wheelers, pelted stones at a Karnataka State Transport Corporation (KSTC) bus and a photo studio on a busy street that led to tension. Even as people gathered police had to order lathi charge and lob tear gas shells to control the situation.

Shopkeepers complained to the police that they saw two masked men throwing stones at two shops and running away. The windscreen of the luxury bus was smashed in the incident that occurred behind LIC Office. Police and RAF rushed to the spot and launched a hunt for the miscreants but to no avail. However, normalcy returned to Ashoka Road after some time and traders resumed business.

In the ensuing stone pelting incident ACP Suresh and Constable Mahesh were injured. Besides, a lensman S R Madhusudhan belonging to a Kannada daily was also injured.

Nearly 200 people had been arrested following the incident.

Police immediately decided to reimpose curfew in Udayagiri and N R Mohalla areas which had witnessed mob violence last week, in which three people died.

Meanwhile, additional police forces were deployed in the areas where the fresh incidents occurred this evening. The prohibitory orders under section 144 Cr PC was already in place in the two areas.

PFI protest

Police lobbed teargas shells after lathi charge failed to disperse Popular Front of India(PFI) activists. The situation turned violent following the protest staged by the PFI members on Bangalore Road in Mysore demanding the release of people who were arrested during Kyatamaranahalli violence.

An Assistant Commissioner of Police, a Constable and a Lensman of a local daily were injured in the stone pelting incidents. Police said PFI activists, who had gathered in large numbers and staged demonsotration at ‘Five Lights’ Cricle, were asked to disperse as prohibitory orders under section 144 Cr PC was in force.

But they continued their demonstration, forcing the police to resort to lathi charge. When they started pelting stones on Police, teargas shells were lobbed, police said.

ACP A K Sureshand and Constable Mahesh were injured when the mob attacked them with sharp weapons. A Kannada daily photographer S R Madhusudhan also sustained injuries on his head in the stone pelting incident. More then 200 persons were arrested, police added.

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Muslim group Popular Front of India, played crucial role in April violence in Mysore: Police

Posted by jagoindia on July 6, 2009


Mysore: PFI activists held
Mysore,DH News Service :
Tuesday 7 July 2009
In a dramatic development, City unit President of Popular Front of India (PFI, formerly known as Karnataka Dignity Forum), Kaleem was arrested along with 15 others in Mysore on Monday.
The activists were whisked away by City police as they were coming out after addressing a press conference at the Mysore District Journalists’ Association building, late in the afternoon. They were bundled into a van and taken away. They have been charged with inciting violence and preventing police from discharging their duties, in connection with the Thursday’s violence in Mysore city.
A button knife and mobile phones were confiscated from the activists after the police searched them.
Kaleem and his men blamed Sri Rama Sene Chief Pramod Mutalik, who visited the area 26 days ago, for the violence. “Police did not act fast and remove the carcass of the piglet. The delay led to escalation of violence. The government has not acted impartially in this manner,” they said, pressing for a CBI inquiry into the incidents.
Police sources said that Kaleem and his associates had also played a ‘crucial’ role in the Kytamaranahalli violence, which took place three months ago.
The activists allegedly have been named in the FIR lodged in connection with the Thursday’s incidents, and were asked to surrender at Udayagiri police station.
Limping back
It is also said that sharp and potentially harmful weapons were seized from the houses of several persons in Udayagiri and surrounding areas, including that of PFI activists as well.
Meanwhile, riot stricken areas including Udayagiri, Shantinagar, Ghousia Nagar, Kyatamaranahalli and others, where  Section 144 Cr PC and night curfew are in force, are limping back to normalcy .
Two companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF), and 19 platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police along with additional police force have been deployed in the area to avoid untoward incidents.
Modes of public transport which had been partially stopped since Thursday were allowed to enter the area since Monday, as the situation seemed well under control, according to police sources.
Meanwhile, the BJP Yuva Morcha City Unit President Giridhar who was assaulted on Friday evening outside his house is said to be continuing on life support system. His condition is still termed critical, according to police sources.

Muslim terror and violence in April 2009 in Mysore.

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Police sources said that Kaleem and his associates had also played a ‘crucial’ role in the Kytamaranahalli violence, which took place three months ago.

Mysore: PFI activists held

Mysore, DH News Service :

Tuesday 7 July 2009

In a dramatic development, City unit President of Popular Front of India (PFI, formerly known as Karnataka Dignity Forum), Kaleem was arrested along with 15 others in Mysore on Monday.

The activists were whisked away by City police as they were coming out after addressing a press conference at the Mysore District Journalists’ Association building, late in the afternoon. They were bundled into a van and taken away. They have been charged with inciting violence and preventing police from discharging their duties, in connection with the Thursday’s violence in Mysore city.

A button knife and mobile phones were confiscated from the activists after the police searched them.

Kaleem and his men blamed Sri Rama Sene Chief Pramod Mutalik, who visited the area 26 days ago, for the violence. “Police did not act fast and remove the carcass of the piglet. The delay led to escalation of violence. The government has not acted impartially in this manner,” they said, pressing for a CBI inquiry into the incidents.

Police sources said that Kaleem and his associates had also played a ‘crucial’ role in the Kytamaranahalli violence, which took place three months ago.

The activists allegedly have been named in the FIR lodged in connection with the Thursday’s incidents, and were asked to surrender at Udayagiri police station.

Limping back

It is also said that sharp and potentially harmful weapons were seized from the houses of several persons in Udayagiri and surrounding areas, including that of PFI activists as well.

Meanwhile, riot stricken areas including Udayagiri, Shantinagar, Ghousia Nagar, Kyatamaranahalli and others, where  Section 144 Cr PC and night curfew are in force, are limping back to normalcy .

Two companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF), and 19 platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police along with additional police force have been deployed in the area to avoid untoward incidents.

Modes of public transport which had been partially stopped since Thursday were allowed to enter the area since Monday, as the situation seemed well under control, according to police sources.

Meanwhile, the BJP Yuva Morcha City Unit President Giridhar who was assaulted on Friday evening outside his house is said to be continuing on life support system. His condition is still termed critical, according to police sources.

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Mysore riots – Muslim leader, Muslim groups under scanner

Posted by jagoindia on July 6, 2009


ular Front leader Kaleem in police custody
6 Jul 2009, 2132 hrs IST, TNN
MYSORE: The city police on Monday picked up Popular Front of India (PFI) leader Kaleem on charges of inciting communal violence in the
trouble-torn Mysore suburb and extended prohibitory orders imposed in four police station limits till July 13.
While the Udayagiri suburb remained tense, the police have beefed up security in the area in the aftermath of Kaleem’s arrest. Kaleem is named as an accused in the FIR filed at Udayagiri police station for the case related to desecration of religious school. He is accused of obstructing the public officials (police) from carrying out their duty at the school and inciting the communal violence, police commissioner Sunil Agarwal explained.
A senior official said Kaleem managed to escape when they raided some of the areas in Kyathanamaranahalli in the wee hours of Saturday.
In all 14 activists of PFI, a part of Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD) which is under the police scanner, were taken into custody after Kaleem addressed a press conference at the Mysore press club. When they were searched, the police found a knife in possession of one of the activists. An autorickshaw used by Kaleem to arrive at the press club was also seized. Deputy commissioner P Manivannan, city magistrate and police commissioner authorized the police officials to round up Kaleem when they got wind that he is addressing a press meet. He was allowed to explain his position and was picked up when the meet was over.
Before his arrest, Kaleem said the PFI has nothing to do with the recent violence in the city and accused Sri Rama Sene leader Pramodh Mutalik of hatching a plot to create disturbance in the area. Mutalik visited the trouble-torn Kyathanamaranahalli about four weeks back, he pointed out. While the post mortem has stated that 14-year-old Junaid died due to stabbing, Kaleem said it was because of police firing.
Meanwhile, the condition of injured BJP leader Giridhar is stable. BJP MLA S A Ramadass, CM’s parliamentary secretary, met him at the private hospital.
DC P Manivannan has sent a report about the law and order situation in Mysore in the aftermath of violence that claimed three lives and injured scores others to chief secreatry Sudhakar Rao.The report is likely to be forwarded to governor H R Bharadwaj.
14 arrested for inciting violence in Mysore
6 Jul 2009, 2153 hrs IST, PTI
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MYSORE: Fourteen people were arrested on Monday for allegedly inciting violence that broke out in various parts of the city over alleged
desecration of a madrasa which left three dead and six others injured.
Police said the men owing allegiance to ‘Popular Front of India’ were taken into custody as they were emerging out from the Journalists’ Association Building here after addressing the media.
Some knives were recovered from the activists who were alleged to have been inciting the violence, they said.
Meanwhile, the riot-affected areas remained incident-free as the district administration extended prohibitory order issued under Section 144 CrPC in parts of the city.
Clashes broke out over the alleged desecration of a Madrasa at Udayagiri area here on July 2.

Popular Front leader Kaleem in police custody

6 Jul 2009, 2132 hrs IST, TNN

MYSORE: The city police on Monday picked up Popular Front of India (PFI) leader Kaleem on charges of inciting communal violence in the trouble-torn Mysore suburb and extended prohibitory orders imposed in four police station limits till July 13.

While the Udayagiri suburb remained tense, the police have beefed up security in the area in the aftermath of Kaleem’s arrest. Kaleem is named as an accused in the FIR filed at Udayagiri police station for the case related to desecration of religious school. He is accused of obstructing the public officials (police) from carrying out their duty at the school and inciting the communal violence, police commissioner Sunil Agarwal explained.

A senior official said Kaleem managed to escape when they raided some of the areas in Kyathanamaranahalli in the wee hours of Saturday.

In all 14 activists of PFI, a part of Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD) which is under the police scanner, were taken into custody after Kaleem addressed a press conference at the Mysore press club. When they were searched, the police found a knife in possession of one of the activists. An autorickshaw used by Kaleem to arrive at the press club was also seized. Deputy commissioner P Manivannan, city magistrate and police commissioner authorized the police officials to round up Kaleem when they got wind that he is addressing a press meet. He was allowed to explain his position and was picked up when the meet was over.

Before his arrest, Kaleem said the PFI has nothing to do with the recent violence in the city and accused Sri Rama Sene leader Pramodh Mutalik of hatching a plot to create disturbance in the area. Mutalik visited the trouble-torn Kyathanamaranahalli about four weeks back, he pointed out. While the post mortem has stated that 14-year-old Junaid died due to stabbing, Kaleem said it was because of police firing.

Meanwhile, the condition of injured BJP leader Giridhar is stable. BJP MLA S A Ramadass, CM’s parliamentary secretary, met him at the private hospital.

DC P Manivannan has sent a report about the law and order situation in Mysore in the aftermath of violence that claimed three lives and injured scores others to chief secreatry Sudhakar Rao.The report is likely to be forwarded to governor H R Bharadwaj.

14 arrested for inciting violence in Mysore

6 Jul 2009, 2153 hrs IST, PTI

MYSORE: Fourteen people were arrested on Monday for allegedly inciting violence that broke out in various parts of the city over alleged desecration of a madrasa which left three dead and six others injured.

Police said the men owing allegiance to ‘Popular Front of India’ were taken into custody as they were emerging out from the Journalists’ Association Building here after addressing the media.

Some knives were recovered from the activists who were alleged to have been inciting the violence, they said.

Meanwhile, the riot-affected areas remained incident-free as the district administration extended prohibitory order issued under Section 144 CrPC in parts of the city.

Clashes broke out over the alleged desecration of a Madrasa at Udayagiri area here on July 2.

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BJP leader stabbed in Mysore, Muslim youth detained

Posted by jagoindia on July 4, 2009


Mysore still tense, BJP leader stabbed
Jul 03, 2009

Violence in Mysore continued on Friday with a BJP slum morcha leader Giridhar being stabbed in the N R Mohalla area when he was seated with a Muslim friend in a car. Though the police said the incident was connected to a financial dispute and was not part of the communal clashes witnessed in the neighboring Udayagiri suburb, tension prevailed in the locality.

The police claimed to have detained a Muslim youth in connection with the attack on Giridhar, who is said to be in a serious condition. “Two people came on a motorcycle and attacked a Hindu and a Muslim. It is connected to some other dispute. An investigation is on,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Armed Reserve) B Shivanna.

After the violence of Thursday morning, two Hindus were stabbed late in the evening by a motorcyle borne duo in the Shanthinagar area. Much of Friday was peaceful, with people staying indoors. The Rapid Action Force carried out a peace march in the affected areas.

On Thursday, Junaid Pasha, a 14-year-old mechanic who was standing near his house, Mubarak, a 22-year-old lorry driver, and Tirupathy, a 42-year-old mason on his way to work, where killed as violence engulfed the area. While Pasha’s mother said her son died in the police firing, the police claim he was stabbed.

While the trigger for the violence on Thursday was the desecration of a disputed under-construction prayer hall in Kyathamaranahalli, there are reports of local Muslim leaders aggravating the violence in a battle of one upmanship. A lot of fingers are being pointed at the power tussle between Congress leaders — MLA Tanvir Sait and former Mayor Ayub Khan. “Many of the people involved in the rioting on Thursday were brought from outside. In the light of the communal clashes other scores are also being settled,” a Congress leader said. Party sources said Khan was trying to become the key Congress leader in the region.

Local Congress leader Mohammed Rehmatullah said the incident comes after the district administration allowing the entry of controversial Sri Rama Sene leader Pramod Muthalik into the area a few days ago. “It is natural that the ruling BJP will use the administration for its benefit and there will be discontentment among the minority community. But that is rarely reason enough for such violence,” a Congress leader said.

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Clashes in Mysore as Muslims attempt to build mosque in disputed site

Posted by jagoindia on July 4, 2009


Muslim youth in connection with the attack on BJL leader Giridhar

“The clashes are reportedly over attempts to build a mosque on a disputed piece of land. In fact, two years ago a group had tried to build a mosque on this site but the Huliyamma temple trust had questioned it in court.

On Wednesday night, the mosque officials tried to resume construction but the carcass of a pig was found in the area inciting fresh violence.

Clashes in Mysore over religious site, three dead
CNN-IBN
Jul 02, 2009
Mysore: Communal clashes have been reported to have occurred in Mysore and three people are believed to have died.

One of the dead reportedly includes a 15-year-old who was shot at. Curfew has been imposed in the Udayagiri and Mandi areas and the situation in surrounding areas too is said to be tense.

A large police presence is reported at the site of the incidence. Police fired in the air and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse crowds.

Police claim the situation is under control but Mahadevapura main road continues to be blocked by protestors.

The clashes are reportedly over attempts to build a mosque on a disputed piece of land. In fact, two years ago a group had tried to build a mosque on this site but the Huliyamma temple trust had questioned it in court.

On Wednesday night, the mosque officials tried to resume construction but the carcass of a pig was found in the area inciting fresh violence.

CNN-IBN contacted the Karnataka Chief Minister’s office. In a statement, the CM’s office said, “It was unexpected, it is now under control. The clashes started at 8.30 am today. School and Colleges have been closed in parts of Mysore. Media is prevented from entering troubled areas. Section 144 has been imposed.”

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