Press Esc to close
Thursday 28 May 2015
News updated at 2:18 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 22.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Belgaum village tense after vandalism

Belgaum, Dec 5, 2012, DHNS :

Violent incidents were reported from Yellur village in Belgaum taluk on Wednesday after some unidentified persons vandalised a plaque, which declared that the village was part of Maharashtra.

The entrance to Yellur village had a Marathi plaque reading ‘Maharashtra Rajya Yellur.’ The plaque has been there since 1986 and attempts had been made to remove it.
After Tuesday midnight, unidentified persons damaged the plaque.

As the news of the incident spread, local residents and Marathi-speaking leaders from the village gathered at the spot and got the plaque restored.

Villagers, without ascertaining who had damaged the plaque, rained stones on police vehicles standing guard outside the village.

They also threw stones on houses belonging to dalits in Ambedkarnagar. This led to a clash between the caste Hindus and dalits.

Two persons were injured in the incident. Superintendent of Police Sandeep Patil told Deccan Herald that situation in the village was under control.

10 MES men arrested

Belgaum Rural police arrested 10 activists of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) on charges of stoning the houses of dalits. Cases have been registered under the provisions of the Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes/Tribes Act, against 17 MES activists.

Following a suggestion from the police, North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation suspended bus services to Vadgaon, Yellur, Angol, Tilakwadi, Dhamnae, Uchgaon, Belgundi, Kinaye and others villages.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Sheep cross a parched area of a dried-up pond on a hot summer day...

Sheep cross a parched area of a dried-up pond on a hot summer day...

A man sleeps under the shade of a tree on a hot summer day at a public park in New Delhi...

A man sleeps under the shade of a tree on a hot summer day at a public park in New Delhi...

Boys splashing water on their face as the mercury rises in Hyderabad...

Boys splashing water on their face as the mercury rises in Hyderabad...

An Indian man rests inside a concrete pipe on a hot summer day in Hyderabad...

An Indian man rests inside a concrete pipe on a hot summer day in Hyderabad...

Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a ritual in Mysore on Wednesday...

Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a ritual in Mysore on Wednesday...

Kannada Actress Nitu at the launching of the Taxi always.com service...

Kannada Actress Nitu at the launching of the Taxi always.com service...

Fruit festival in Bengaluru...

Fruit festival in Bengaluru...

Houses in flames during a violence in Atali Village near Ballabgarh in Faridabad...

Houses in flames during a violence in Atali Village near Ballabgarh in Faridabad...

Rahul Gandhi having meal at the house of a fisherman during a visit to the Blangad fishing colony..

Rahul Gandhi having meal at the house of a fisherman during a visit to the Blangad fishing colony..

Narendra Modi with Federal Defence Minister of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen in a meeting...

Narendra Modi with Federal Defence Minister of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen in a meeting...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523