Demand to name airport after Ambedkar

Demand to name airport after Ambedkar

Dalit leaders have demanded that Mangalore International Airport be named after Architect of the Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar.

Speaking at an SC/ST grievances meeting at the city police commissioner’s office in the city on Sunday, Dalit leader Anand made this demand. 

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Shantaraju suggested them to submit the demand in writing so that it could be forwarded by the city police commissionerate to the deputy commissioner.

Sumitra Umesh Naik from Konaje complained that the investigating officers have not issued a copy of the report to her on the investigation being conducted on her case, involving conspiracy by her neighbours.

DCP (Crime) Dr Sanjiv M Patil said the investigation report is awaited as the case is also filed at the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission.

Shantaraju directed the Konaje police station inspector to register an FIR on the alleged casteist remarks made by some people about Sumitra’s husband Umesh, if they are cognisable.

Dalit leaders Anand and Parvathi from Chembugudde said miscreants have become a headache in Ullal. The miscreants are pelting stones at houses and are behaving indecently, they charged and requested the DCP make arrangements for effective night patrolling in the area.

Giving out information on a specific query, ACP (Traffic) Uday Nayak said 325 cases have been booked against the vehicles for overspeeding and 461 cases for shrill horns, last month.

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