Situation in Mangalore under control amid tense

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Mangalore, Sept 16 (UNI) The situation in Mangalore city which had witnessed wide spread violence following attack on Churches in Daxina Kannada, Udupi districts in the coastal belt was still tense but under control while bandh call given by Srirama sena in protest against attack on their cadre revoked good response.

Normal life in the port-city, Mangalore was disrupted as movement of all kind of vehicles including goods and transport remained off from the roads.

Schools and colleges in the entire city have been closed fearing fresh violence in the city following Bandh call given by the Srirama Sena in protest against the attack on their cadre in the last two days.

Tight security arrangements have been made in the entire city which had witnessed attack on police personnel in protest against their failure to prevent attack on Churches in and around Mangalore city.

Meanwhile district police have informed that over 150 people have been rounded-off into the violent incidents in the city including the activists of Bajarang Dal and Christian minorities.

In a related stabbing incidents four persons belonging to pro-Hindu organizations were injured when their were attacked by a mob at Kalladka and Attavar, outskirts of the Mangalore city last night. Four buses and a car also come under stone pelting during the bandh call which is peaceful so far.

As a precautionary measure, the district administration had declared a holiday for all educational institutions in Mangalore city and taluk while extended prohibitory order under section 144 Cr Pc for another two days.

The Home minister Dr V S Acharya is camping in the city since yesterday informed UNI today that the situation has brought under control and no fresh untowered icndients were reported so far. The police force from Udupi was asked to be ready for deployment in the city in case of any emergency. "The local police have efficiently managed situation so far" he added.

Meanwhile JD(S) national president and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, KPCC president Mallikarjuna Kharge are expected to visit the strife torn places in the city.

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