Even as the State government is preparing for celebrating Tipu Jayanti on November 10, tension is mounting as opposition for the same is also catching up. The anti Tipu Jayanti Samiti has given a call for bandh in Kodagu, where previous year on the same occasion law and order situation was caused. Prohibitory orders have been issued at Kodagu, Udupi, Chitradurga and Kolar as a precautionary measure, reported Kannada Prabha.
Tight security has been arranged in sensitive regions like Mysuru and Dakshina Kannada districts. Police battalions have been called from other regions. Both pro and anti Tipu processions have been banned. In Bengaluru orders have been issued to detain several, who were arrested previous year, as preventive measure. They will be rounded up on Thursday nights aid Police Commissioner T Sunil Kumar.
In Kodagu sales of liquor has been shut down from November 9 midnight to November 11 morning 8 am, as per the Excise Act 1965 section 21 to prevent untoward incidents.
In the City a massive procession was taken out on Wednesday led by Prof M Chidananda Murthy urging the State Government to cancel Tipu Jayanti. Anti Tipu Samithi coordinator Addanda Cariyappa expressed severe anguish over the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for organising Tipu Jayanti.