Tipu Jayanti clash: VHP and Dal likely to call state-wide Bandh

Mangaluru: Two offshoots of the RSS likely to issue a state-wide Bandh call on Nov 13 as a gesture of agitation against alleged police brutality on its activists.

The VHP and Bajrang Dal likely to call for a state-wide Bandh to protest against alleged police attack on its activists at Madikeri. The activists of these two outfits were protesting during Tipu Jayanti celebration on Nov 10 and as miscreants started to pelt stone police resorted to lathi charge.

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A a man reportedly an activist of the VHP , D S Kuttappa allegedly fell off from the wall, following a clash between pro- Tipu and anti-Tipu, with many running helter-skelter. The VHP activist failing to recuperate in the hospital succumbed to injuries.

The state-convener of the Dal, Sharan Pumpwell speaking to OneIndia from Mangaluru said a state-wide Bandh will be called. However, he added though, Nov 13 could be the day, a final decision would be taken before the evening.

The Dal and VHP leaders will be attending the funeral of Kuttappa, it is learnt. The Bandh would be affective in communally sensitive areas like Mangaluru, Udupi and Kodagu.

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