Karnataka: Clash over saffron flags in front of mosque; ‘under control’, say cops

The flags were hoisted by right-wing group Sri Ram Sene members.

A clash occurred between the Hindu and Muslim communities over tying saffron flags in front of a masjid in Sringeri town of Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka.

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The incident occurred in front of the mosque on Tuesday night. The flags were hoisted by the right-wing group, Sri Ram Sene members. As soon as the masjid committee learned about it, they broke into an argument with the Hindutva group.

The argument soon turned into a clash. On information, the Sringeri police reached on spot and tried to bring the situation under control.

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Cases were registered against masjid committee member Rafeeq and Sri Ram Sene member Arjun.

Siasat.com spoke to a police official in Sringeri who said that a peace meeting has been called on November 9 to discuss the matter. “We tried to bring a truce between the two communities. Everything is under control and there is no need to panic,” the police officer assured.

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