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Tipu row: Bajrang Dal, VHP workers burn Siddaramaiah’s effigy


Hyderabad :Members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal today burnt the effigy of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah here protesting the death of their leader during a stir in that state triggered by a controversy over holding of birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan.

According to police, some activists arrived in a group at a spot in Sultan Bazaar area and burnt the effigy and raised slogans against the Karnataka government and Siddaramaiah.

However, no arrests have been made, they said.

“We have dispersed them. Nobody was arrested,” Sultan Bazaar Police Station P Shiva Shankar Rao said.
When contacted Vinod Kumar Nomula, General Secretary of Bajrang Dal’s Greater Hyderabad unit, said that they burnt the effigy in protest of “killing” of their leader D S Kuttappa in the violent incident in Karnataka’s Madikeri this week.

Violence had erupted in Madikeri on Tuesday over the holding of the birth anniversary celebrations of 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan in which several people, including policemen, were injured while a local VHP leader was killed and a youth had received gunshot wounds.


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