Press Esc to close
Tuesday 03 March 2015
News updated at 8:07 AM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 16.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

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
Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

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