Mangaluru, Feb 16, 2019: Protests and condolences poured in from across Dakshina Kannada for the CRPF personnel who were killed in an attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Several organisations, including the District Ex-servicemen Association, held condolence meetings and candlelight protests at the War Memorial in Kadri on Friday evening.
District in-charge Minister U.T. Khader, Mangaluru Bishop Rev. Peter Paul Saldanha, Sri Gurudevananda Swami of Odiyooru Gurudatta Samsthanam, Ullal Syed Madani Dargah President Rashid Haji, and others condemned the killing and said India has to respond adequately to the incident.
Meanwhile, several masjids in the district, including Masjidul Huda, Thokkottu, Kachchi Memon Masjid, Masjidunnur in Mangaluru, Hawwa Masjid in Bolangadi, Jumma Masjid in Kallega and others, during their Friday prayers condemned the terrorist attack saying Islam never preached violence.
Heads of respective masjids said Indians need to unite to face such acts and prayed for solace for the families.