Saturday , November 26 2016
Home / News / Politics / Praveen Togadia condemns ‘brutal killing’ of VHP worker in Karnataka

Praveen Togadia condemns ‘brutal killing’ of VHP worker in Karnataka

togadia

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday described the death of a middle-aged man during clashes at a town in Karnataka as “brutal killing” and asked the Centre to “protect Hindus against such acts of religious intolerance”.

“We condemn the brutal killing of a Hindu, staging a peaceful demonstration, by a mob,” VHP international working president Praveen Togadia said in a statement.

Togadia was referring to the death of a 50-year-old man, said to be associated with the VHP, who succumbed to injuries sustained during a clash that broke out in Madikeri town during a demonstration against the celebration of the birth anniversary of 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan.

All sangh parivar outfits, including the BJP, had declared a boycott of the celebrations holding that Tipu Sultan was a “fanatic” and not a “progressive and secular” ruler as described by the ruling Congress party in the state.

At Madikeri, violence erupted when a group taking out “Tipu Sultan Jayanti” procession came face to face with a agitators protesting the celebrations. Both sides indulged in heavy stone-pelting before police intervention brought the situation under control.