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Bhatkal: BJP, Congress workers clash over derogatory Whatsapp message; several arrested

Bhatkal: BJP, Congress workers clash over derogatory Whatsapp message; several arrested


Mangalore Today News Network

Bhatkal, Mar 10, 2016: As many as 12 BJP workers and three Congress workers were arrested by the Bhatkal Police on March 9, Wednesday following clashes between  them over the issue of a Whatsapp message which was allegedly circulated  by a BJP worker  over the issue of the recent bundh observed in Bhatkal to protest against the statement made by MP Ananth Kumar. Police had to even resort to caning to quell a mob  which had gathered in front of the local police station.

 

BJP congress clash

 

BJP congress clash

 

BJP congress clash

 

BJP congress clash

 

It is said Block Congress President Vittal Naik who had also closed his shop recently in support of the bundh  was questioned by BJP member  Tulsidas Nayak who had later allegedly circulated  abusive Whatsapp messages which even went viral.

An altercation between Vittal Naik and Tulsidas Nayak over this issue snowballed into a full-fledged clash when more workers of both the parties joining in.

Matters turned worse when Naik even approached the local police station to lodge a complaint . BJP workers reportedly attacked Naik who retaliated resulting in a tense situation. Police resorted to lathi charge in front of the station and summoned additional police forces.

Three cases have been registered in connection with the incident. If one case is against Tulsidas Nayak for allegedly circulating Whatsapp message, the other cases are against Vittal Naik for reportedly attacking Tulsidas and against Govind Naik and other BJP leaders for attacking Vittal Naik.

Meanwhile, Vittal Naik has denied reports that he had assaulted Tulsidas and defended the closure of his shop on the occasion of bundh stating that he had Muslim employees.


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Mallik Zafar, Bhatkal Thu, March-10-2016, 3:12
Empty vessels make the most noise and the people have proved
Kirthi, Mangalore Thu, March-10-2016, 3:10
Most of the time the unemployed uneducated people act on such issues. Adding Masala they pass on to message,destroy the peace of the environment
Nihal suresh, Dubai/Mangalore Thu, March-10-2016, 2:18
Be optimistic and not respond to the unwanted it hinders the growth of economy and face deflation due to your own mistake.
Reena Pinto, Goa Thu, March-10-2016, 2:14
The people commenting on one another’s religion must be stopped. Communal clash some wait for such issues to make the situation still worse. Take action on the people using these things on social networking.
Giridhar navada, Mangaluru Thu, March-10-2016, 1:25
Creating and inviting trouble unnecessarily? Is it necessary to react on such?
Yathin Kumar, karwar Thu, March-10-2016, 1:21
People should know the limit of using the social media . It has become a trend communicating and commenting on Whats App? Uneducated Brutes.
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