Police deny permission for Bajrang Dal bike rally

The city police on Sunday prevented the members of Bajrang Dal from carrying out a motorbike rally as a part of preparatory convention for Dharma Samsad at Udupi from November 24.

Enraged over the incident, the Bajrang Dal activists held a convention sitting on the two-wheelers.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishat and Bajrang Dal had organised a convention at the Ramakrishna College ground in Mangaluru at 3 pm. As a part of the convention, Bajrang Dal activists attempted to take out a motorbike rally.

The police, who denied the permission for the motorbike rally, had asked the organisers to complete the convention by 5 pm. The activists were ready to take out the rally from Kadri Kambala Road, Ambedkar Circle and PVS Circle in the city, but were prevented by the police.

Later, the activists reached the venue separately as per the conditions laid down by the police.

The activists listened to the main speech by sitting on the motorbikes for one and a half hours. Even after the convention, they were not allowed to carry out a procession. The police sent them out of the venue, in a group of 10 persons each after the programme.

In his key note address, Bajrang Dal Prantha Sanchalak Sharan Pumpwell said,
"The blood of Shivaji is
flowing in our body and not that of Tipu. Those who have the blood of Tipu in them are engaged in pelting stones at the police commissioner's office."

He further said, "We have been raising voice against injustice. However, the police are considering Bajrang Dal and PFI as same. They are levelling murder charges against us and are booking our activists under Goonda Act to suppress us."

VHP Prantha working president M B Puranik called upon the Bajrang Dal activists to make Dharma Samsad at Udupi a grand success.

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