Twitter abuzz with Karnataka's Tipu Sultan tableau on R-Day

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Twitter abuzz with Karnataka's Tipu Sultan tableau on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 27: The Karnakata state tableau at the Republic Day parade, that has won many laurels in the past, on Sunday was under heavy criticism for having depicted the life of Tipu Sultan on its tableau.

Tipu Sultan, also known as the 'Tiger of Mysore', was depicted on the tableau on Sunday, Jan 26 holding a sword. Soon after the parade, a war of words broke out among Twitter users some criticising the idea, some praising it as Tipu Sultan began trending on the social networking site.

Those who chose to go bitter with their words said that it was not right for the government to depict a person 'who had killed thousands' to depict the culture of Karnataka.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>If we accept a Tipu Sultan float, there is absolutely no reason not to have floats of British monarchs and viceroys.</p>— Barbarian Indian (@barbarindian) <a href="https://twitter.com/barbarindian/statuses/427315588936261632">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Imagine... A mass murderer, anti-Hindu moron like Tipu Sultan is at the head of Karnataka's tableau at R-Day.. Congi criminals</p>— Avadhoot Patwardhan (@iAvadhoot) <a href="https://twitter.com/iAvadhoot/statuses/427701885194100736">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

While some said that 'Tipu was a warrior who fought the British' and it was nice to see a forgotten hero on the tableau.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Happy to see Tipu Sultan being featured in the Karnataka tableau for the Republic Parade. Politics has ensured we have mostly forgotten him.</p>— Nakul Shenoy (@nakulshenoy) <a href="https://twitter.com/nakulshenoy/statuses/427315177785012224">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Karnataka presents Tipu Sultan. Well done :-) Iddu Bestu. Did you think we are only about Udupi restaurants? Hmmf! :-)</p>— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) <a href="https://twitter.com/smitaprakash/statuses/427312051896086528">January 26, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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