As many as 150 members from the Kannada outfit held a protest outside Bengaluru Town Hall and sought and apology from Bengaluru North BJP MP Tejasvi Surya for “communalising” the issue
Bengaluru: Days after police arrested six Kannada activists, members of the Karnataka Ranadheera Pade (KRP) on Tuesday (August 20) held a protest outside Bengaluru's Town Hall, demanding that higher officials release the protestors.
The angered activists also demanded that Bengaluru North's BJP MP Tejasvi Surya apologise to their community stating that he had “communalised” the event.
Raising slogans against the state government, more than 100 people from the outfit accused the police of registering false cases against the six arrested activists and said that claims should be withdrawn forthwith.
On Friday (August 16), a video that went viral on social media showed a group of people gathered outside a Jain temple on Infantry Road, Bengaluru, questioning a man on why the information (of upcoming programmes) on the banner was in Hindi and not Kannada.
Soon after, the members from the Kannada outfit vandalised the hoarding with knives. Bengaluru Police intervened and arrested six members from the group. The police registered a case of promoting enmity between different groups, insulting and provoking to disturb public peace, mischief causing damage and criminal intimidation.
Last Updated 20, Aug 2019, 2:10 PM IST