Vedike to stage stir today

Hindu Hitharakshana Vedike has decided to organise a protest rally and public meet against Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparattions) Bill-2011, at Central Maidan (Nehru maidan), in Mangalore on November 23.

Addressing a news conference, Hindu Hitharakshana Vedike Honorary President Dr P Vaman Shenoy informed that over 40,000 people are expected to take part in the public meet.

“On November 23 a protest rally will be organised from Jyothi circle at 3 pm. Rally would end at Central maidan, where a public meet will begin at 4 pm. Kolya Mutt seer, Vajradehi Matt seer and Manila Matt seer will participate in the programme. Dharma Jagarana Karnataka Regional Pramuk Shrimuniyappa and RSS Leader Dr Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat will address the gathering,” Vaman Shenoy said.

Explaining about the rally Vaman Shenoy said that, rally will begin from five different places of the city.

“From Kadri Shivbag, Shrikara Prabhu will lead the rally.  MLC Ganesh Karnik will be present during the occasion. Vedike Convener Sharan will lead rally from Kankanady, Mangalore City Corporation Mayor Praveen Kumar will lead the protest from KSRTC Bus Stand, Bejai, Deputy Mayor will lead rally from Mannagudde while Fisheries Organisation President Mithun Kumar will lead the protest from Mangaladevi temple area. Over 250 activists of Hindu Hitharakshana Vedike will come from Vamanjur in a padayatra on November 23”, he added.

Hindu Hitharakshana Vedike President Ramesh S, Chief Secretary Jagadish Shenava, Treasurer Manohar Tulajaram, Convener Sharan, Secretary Harish Acharya were present at the press meet.

‘Bill not relevant’

Meanwhile, Wakf Advisory Committee Member Rahim Uchil has said that they do not want the Bill to be passed, hurting the sentiments of the religious majority of the nation.

In a news conference on Tuesday, Uchil said that the Bill has no relevance now because communal unrest has been controlled. But violent incidents will take place if the Bill is passed.

“The BJP government has granted several funds to the minorities and the Hindu organisations have not opposed this. In case there are issues one can sought them out by speaking. The Bill will only hurt the sentiments of the majority adding to the existing problems,” he said urging people to join the protest organised by Hindu Hitharakshana Vedike on November 23.
 

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