Sri Ram Sene plea to arrange paduka darshana

Sri Ram Sene Chief Pramod Muthalik urged the Chikmagalur district administration to make arrangement for the paduka darshana of Datta at Datta peeta during Datta Mala Abhiyana, which will be held from Novermber 8 to 13.

Addressing a press meet here on Friday, he said that the preparations are on for the Datta Mala Abhiyana throughout the state. “I have written to the Chikmagalur Deputy Commissioner seeking permission for the Paduke darshana. However, I did not get any reply from the authorities so far. About 5,000 devotees along with 25 sages will take part in the Datta Mala Abhiyana. The Shobhayathra of the Abhiyana will be held on November 13,” he said.

‘Initiate action’

In view of Bakrid, many have started illegal transportation of cows for slaughtering on the day of Bakrid. Hence, the police and the State government should initiate action against the illegal transportors and should not give scope for the slaughtering of the cows, he demanded.

‘No connection’

Muthalik said that Sri Rama Sene has no connection with the attack on St Alphonsa Church at Kankanady on Thursday night.

State convenor Prasad Attavar said the attack on the church was an attempt to tarnish the image of Sri Rama Sene.

“The Sene was not involved in any attack on the church or masjid. The police should probe into the attack on church in Mangalore,” he said.

To a query on Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti members resorting to pelting of stones and observing black day to mark Kannada Rajyotsava, he said being in Karnataka, such reactions and retaliations are wrong.

To another query on plebiscite at Kashmir, Muthalik said that Kashmir is an integral part of India. One inch of the land from Kashmir will not be given away to others. If any government goes ahead with according autonomous status and pelbiscite issue, then Sri Rama Sene will raise its voice against any such move.

Venue shifted twice

Though the press conference was scheduled to be held at Maya International in Balmatta, the venue was shifted to Pathumudi Soudha and later to a house.

As the police had asked the organisers not to hold the press meet by Muthalik in Mangalore, the venue was shifted, said State convenor Prasad Attavar. However, the police too took part in the press meet in civil dress.

As Muthalik had not spoken anything controversial or on the church attack, the police did not arrest him.

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