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Moral Policing in Karnataka: Muslim Youth Assaulted

Assault on auto-rickshaw driver in Dakshina Kannada by Hindu activists raises concerns over moral policing. CM demands strict action.

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Moral Policing in Karnataka: Muslim Youth Assaulted
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Mangaluru: The peaceful night in Dakshina Kannada district was marred by another incident of moral policing on August 2, as Hindu activists assaulted an auto-rickshaw driver for carrying a Hindu girl passenger near Dharmasthala in Belthangady taluk. The incident has once again raised concerns about the menace of moral policing in the region.

According to police sources, the incident took place around 9 pm when a group of activists affiliated with the Sangh Parivar intercepted an auto-rickshaw driven by Mohammed Ashique (22), a resident of Ujire in the taluk. The assailants proceeded to physically assault Ashique, apparently taking umbrage at the fact that the passenger he was transporting was a Hindu girl.

The incident has drawn widespread condemnation from various sections of society, with people expressing their outrage over the act of violence and moral policing. Many are urging the authorities to take stringent action against those responsible for the attack.

In response to the incident, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who recently visited Mangaluru on August 1, issued strict instructions to the police to curb such incidents of moral policing. The CM emphasized the importance of upholding law and order and ensuring the safety of citizens, irrespective of their religious or cultural background.

A case has been registered in connection with the assault, and the police are actively investigating the matter. They are determined to bring the perpetrators to justice and put an end to the menace of moral policing that has been causing distress in the region.

This latest incident has reignited the debate on moral policing and raised questions about the need for creating awareness and promoting a more inclusive and tolerant society. Citizens and activists are calling for measures that will prevent such acts of violence and discrimination, urging everyone to respect individual freedoms and personal choices.

The incident near Dharmasthala serves as a stark reminder of the importance of addressing the issue of moral policing and promoting a society where diversity is celebrated, and citizens can go about their lives without fear or prejudice. As the investigation progresses, the public waits in anticipation to see that justice is served, and steps are taken to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

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Election Duty Staff Attempts Suicide at Mangaluru DC Office

Learn about the recent suicide attempt at Mangaluru DC office. Discover the reasons behind it and updates on the staff member’s condition.

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Election Duty Staff Attempts Suicide at Mangaluru DC Office
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In a distressing event at the DC office premises in Mangaluru, a staff member on election duty, Sridhar Hegde, made an attempt on his life due to personal reasons. This incident occurred on Tuesday and has sent shockwaves through the local community.

Hegde, who has been serving as Kadiru Udyavara Panchayat PDO since 2019, found himself in a state of despair as he awaited posting since February. With another PDO appointed in his place, Hegde’s professional situation added to his personal struggles, leading to this drastic step.

Upon discovery, Hegde was swiftly transported to Wenlock Hospital, where medical professionals stabilized his condition. Currently, he remains under observation in the ICU, with doctors closely monitoring his progress. His wife, Jayanthi, a dedicated staff nurse at Belthangady, has undoubtedly been a pillar of support during this challenging time.

The news of Hegde’s suicide attempt prompted a visit from Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr. Anandh K, Additional DC Dr. Santhosh Kumar, DHO Dr. Thimmaiah, and other officials to the hospital. Their presence underscores the gravity of the situation and the community’s concern for Hegde’s well-being.

This incident serves as a poignant reminder of the immense pressure and challenges faced by individuals, particularly those in public service roles. It emphasizes the importance of providing adequate support systems and resources to safeguard the mental health of all community members, especially during times of heightened stress such as election duties.

As Hegde continues his recovery journey, it is imperative for authorities to address the underlying issues that contributed to this unfortunate event. Additionally, efforts must be made to foster a culture of empathy and understanding within the workplace, ensuring that individuals feel supported and valued.

In conclusion, while this incident casts a shadow over the Mangaluru DC office, it also presents an opportunity for reflection and action. By prioritizing mental health initiatives and promoting open dialogue, we can work towards creating a safer and more compassionate environment for all.

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ANF Conducts Combing Operations Amid Suspected Naxal Activity

Learn about the recent combing operations by the Anti Naxal Force (ANF) following suspected Naxal visitations in Subrahmanya village.

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The Anti Naxal Force (ANF) has initiated combing operations in response to reports of suspected Naxal activity in Ainekidu village, Subrahmanya. ANF SP Jitendra Dayama stated that upon receiving information, personnel are actively investigating the matter, although confirmation of the visit remains pending.

Recent incidents indicate a surge in Naxal activities, with four individuals reportedly purchasing groceries in Kadamakal, Madikeri taluk, on March 17. ANF promptly conducted combing operations in Kodagu, Subrahmanya, and Kudremukh areas to address the escalating situation.

ANF suspects that these alleged Naxals may be returning to Kerala after exploiting vulnerable areas during election periods. Sources reveal that a group visited a plantation area in Ainekidu, engaging with laborers and collecting supplies before departing. ANF officers, including DySP Raghavendra and Puttur DySP Arun Nage Gowda, visited the site to gather crucial information.

The suspected Naxals interacted with residents, mentioning their recent visit to a shop in Koojimale, raising concerns among locals. Despite a decade-long absence of Naxal sightings in the region, ANF remains vigilant, especially given reports of Naxal presence in neighboring Kerala.

The Karnataka government’s recent revision of surrender policies and the possibility of Naxals seeking reintegration into mainstream society further complicate the situation. ANF is diligently investigating all leads and probing potential surrender interests among Naxal groups.

In conclusion, ANF’s proactive approach underscores the seriousness with which authorities are addressing the resurgence of Naxal activities in the region. Continued vigilance and strategic measures are imperative to ensure the safety and security of affected communities.

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Bhandara Mane Demolition: Three Arrested in Ullal, Karnataka

Three arrested in Ullal for the demolition of an under-construction Bhandara Mane near Kondana Daivasthana. Get insights on the incident, legal actions, and reactions.

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in Ullal, Karnataka, three individuals have been apprehended by the Ullal police regarding the demolition of an under-construction “Bhandara mane” near the revered Kondana Daivasthana. Commissioner of Police Anupam Agrawal identified the arrested individuals as Muttana Shetty, Dheeraj, and Shivraj.

Bhandara Mane:

The Kondana Daivasthana, overseen by the endowment department, witnessed the unlawful demolition of the Bhandara mane structure, located on government land adjacent to the Daivasthana premises. Miscreants utilized an earthmover to carry out the demolition during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Following a complaint lodged by Kotekar TP Chief Officer Anand, the police initiated legal proceedings under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Karnataka Prevention of Destruction and Loss of Property Act. The sections invoked include IPC Sections 143, 147, 148, 295, 427, along with Section 2A of the aforementioned Karnataka Act.

Interrogation of the arrested individuals revealed that the Bhandara mane construction lacked proper authorization, having been erected without consent from the Daivasthana’s 16 ‘gurikararu.’ Despite complaints to authorities like the Assistant Commissioner and Tahsildar, no corrective measures were taken, prompting the accused to take matters into their own hands.

Expressing dismay over the incident, U T Khader, Assembly Speaker and representative of the Mangalore Assembly constituency, condemned the demolition. He emphasized the significance of preserving religious structures and directed law enforcement to swiftly act against the perpetrators.

The demolition of the Bhandara mane stands as a somber event tarnishing the district’s reputation, prompting calls for justice and stricter enforcement of property laws. Stay tuned for further updates as the legal proceedings unfold in this case.

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