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Opposition to presenting Karanth Award to actor Prakash Raj

Opposition to presenting Karanth Award to actor Prakash Raj


Mangalore Today News Network

prakash rajKota, Oct 8, 2017: The decision of the Dr Kota Shivarama Karantha Hutturu Prashasti Pratishtana,  Shivaram Karanth Trust and Kotathattu Gram Panchayat to confer the Karanth  Award to senior actor Prakash Raj on the occasion of Karanth Birth Anniversary on October 10, has been now mired in controversy  after a leader of Jai Bhargava organisation Ajith Shetty Kiradi posting  online that Prakash Raj was not fit for the Award.  This opposition stems from the fact that Prakash had recently questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh.

Various organisations too have  threatened to oppose if  the  Karanth organisation does not withdraw  its decision to present the award to Prakash. This has landed the Kotathattu Gram Panchayat in a piquant situation. Meanwhile, the Kota unit of the Hindu Jagarana Vedike too has   opposed the conferring of the Award and  demanded that Rai himself should refrain from receiving the Award.


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Karishma, manglore Mon, October-9-2017, 12:52
We being in India a democratic country , don’t we have the freedom of speech? Praksh Rai has expressed what he felt , this has nothing to do with the award.
Balachandra Bhat, Udupi Mon, October-9-2017, 12:16
This is one more issue , what is the need to award this person
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