Kundapur, March 01, 2015: Hindu Jagarana Vedike’s State Convenor Jagadish Karanth has strongly felt that there would have been no communal disturbances in Shivamogga recently in the aftermath of a PFI convention, had the law keeping authorities shown the same amount of enthusiasm it shows in placing restrictions on Hindu programmes.
The Vedike leader was addressing a Virat Hindu Sangama organised by the local unit of the Vedike at the Pre-University College grounds at Gangolli on February 28, Saturday.
Continuing, Karanth described Hinduism as the soul of the nation and alleged that the situation at present is such that the Hindu community is finding it difficult to even hold religious programmes.
On banning the entry of Praveen Togadia to the recent Hindu convention at Bengaluru, Karanth said the decision was taken by the state government and not the Police Department.
The function was presided over by Kotwal Padmanabha Sheregar, an entrepreneur from Bellary. Reshma Kharvi, Gangolli Gram Panchayat President, Govindaraya Sheregar, President of the Gangolli unit of the Vedike and others were present.
Prior to the programme a procession was also taken out from the Sri Rama Mandir in the town to the Veereshwara Temple.
The Police Department had made unprecedented security arrangements for the event, more so particularly because Gangolli is a communally sensitive town.