Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Observer PostThe Observer Post

Dalits and Adivasis

Tension Grips Kalaburagi as Ambedkar Statue Desecrated; Dalit Organizations Demand Action

Photo: X

Tensions escalated in various parts of Kalaburagi on Tuesday following the disrespectful act of placing a footwear garland around the statue of Dr BR Ambedkar by unidentified miscreants. The incident, which occurred in Kotnoor village on the outskirts of Kalaburagi on Monday night, led to widespread protests by Dalit organizations.

Protesters took to the streets, burning tyres, and demanding swift action against the accused. Shops and establishments in some areas of the city were forcefully closed. The unrest resulted in stone-pelting, vandalism of a petrol bunk, and damage to several vehicles.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Kanika Sikriwal visited the site to pay floral tributes to the Ambedkar statues, aiming to ease tensions. A case has been registered at the University Police Station, and investigations are underway.

BJP state general secretary P Rajeev called for decisive action against the culprits, expressing concern over the increasing attacks on notable figures in the state.

“Whoever the accused are must be brought to the book. The police must have taken precautions to prevent such an incident. The attacks on noted personalities have increased in the state. The Law and Order situation in the state is deteriorating. The Home Minister must answer this,” Rajeev stated.

In another incident during a Ram idol procession in Wadi of Kalaburagi district on Monday, a quarrel between two groups led to the vandalization of a hotel. Prohibitory orders under the CrPC section of the IPC have been imposed until 6 am on January 25 in Wadi to maintain control.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Features

Tension gripped the Sirwar town of Raichur District, Karnataka, after a statue of Tipu Sultan was garlanded with slippers in the early hours of...

India

Tensions escalated in Karnataka as District officials on Sunday, hoisted the tricolour after taking down the saffron flag with an image of Lord Hanuman. ...

India

Two Muslim youngsters were allegedly thrashed by a group of right-wing men in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka on Tuesday evening. Two separate cases have...

Indian Muslims

A group of six Hindu pilgrims from north Karnataka, en route to Sabarimala temple in Kerala, found refuge in the Livaul Huda Jumma Masjid...