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Mangaluru : Bhajrangdal leader urges govt to prevent Islamic scholar Zakir Naik from visiting city

Mangaluru : Bhajrangdal leader urges govt to prevent Islamic scholar Zakir Naik from visiting city

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Udupi, Dec 11, 2015 : Bhajrangdal Convenor Sharan Pumpwell  has urged the government to   ensure that Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik  was not allowed to visit Mangaluru. Reports earlier said that Naik’s visit was scheduled  for January 3.

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Speaking to reporters here on December 10, Thursday, Sharan accused the state government of encouraging the visit of Zakir Naik while it had not allowed leaders like Praveen Bhai Togadia and Kalladka Prabhaker Bhat to address meetings in Bengaluru and Sakleshpur  earlier. "Several countries have banned Zakir Naik   who is anti-national," he said and urged the administration not to allow him to Mangaluru.

Sharan also informed on the occasion that Togadia will be visiting  Mangaluru or Udupi  on January 6 to attend Hindu Samajotsava the venue of which is yet to be decided.

He stated that the  Datta Mala Abhiyana will be held from December 16 to 24 and that nearly 50,000 people will be participating from across the state.  As many as 15,000 people from DK, Udupi, Kasargod and Kodagu districts too will be part of the Abhiyana, he added.

Sharan slammed the state government and dubbed it as anti-Hindu and  alleged that ’police stations have become Congress offices under Congress rule." Referring to the Circle Inspector Pramod case of Mangaluru, Sharan alleged that  the officer was sent on leave merely because he  had arrested a person accused in a communal case.

Sunil K R, Dinesh Mendon and other leaders were present.

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Kavitha Shetty, Bnagalore Thu, December-10-2015, 11:59

The Sangh parivar and Bhajrang dal activists struggle for the hindus but unnecessarily do not harm any one. There are some among them who do so. But if the entry of scholar is issue better ban.

Sathish Pai, Puttur Thu, December-10-2015, 11:52

Our thoughts should be unbiased, we shouldn’t talk for or against religion.

Shwetha Nair, Kasargod Thu, December-10-2015, 11:46

Such comments is the reason for Communal violence in the district. They will call a press meet to back fire.

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