Shelved Hanuma Jayanti procession to be held in Hunsur today

The Hanuma Jayanti procession, which created tension in the first week of December 2017, as the police intercepted fearing communal violence, will be held in Hunsur on Saturday.

The district administration has taken necessary measures to prevent any untoward incident.

Deputy Commissioner D Randeep has appealed to the people to extend cooperation for the smooth conduct of the procession. Presiding over a meeting of the representatives of various organisations at the Assistant Commissioner's office on Friday he said that the procession will be held between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm to put an end to the previous confusions. "As per the suggestions of the citizens, guidelines have been formed and Assistant Commissioner Nitish's orders should be followed. Stern action would be taken against those who violate this," he said.

It may be mentioned that tension prevailed during the Hanuma Jayanti celebrations that was scheduled to be held in the town on December 2. MP Pratap Simha was also taken into police custody.

SP Ravi D Channannavar said that the procession should be organised in a peaceful manner. Pointing out that around 900 people were brought from other places for the procession on December 2, the SP warned of action against the organisations, if it is repeated.

He said that 150 police personnel in civil clothes will be on duty in the town. Fifty CCTV cameras have been installed. Those involved in circulating provocative messages in WhatsApp and social media would be sternly dealt with, he warned.

Hanuma Jayanti committee president V N Das said that the procession will begin at Ranganatha Layout at 10.30 am and reach Muneshwarakaval Grounds via old bridge and conclude at Manjunatha temple at 3.30 pm. More than 20 folk troupes will accompany the procession, he added.

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