Two protesters arrested in Mysuru beef festival

Mysuru: Mysuru police has asserted two Dalits on Sunday when they attempted to organize a beef festival as the police did not gave the permission to the Karnataka Dalit welfare trust.

The Dalits were taken into custody citing threat to public order. As it could had provoked the sentiments of Hindus in the city, police decided to arrest the organizers and disrupt their event.

The Mysuru commissioner of police, B Dayananda said that the police will probe the matter. He further claimed that a probe would be conducted in the incident to ascertain future course of action against the arrested duo.

The organizers of the beef festival expected 200-250 people would turn up,but only 15 people gathered outside the Town Hall. The police had to intervene when two auto-rikshaw drivers came to the location with beef preparations to distribute among the protesters.