Death threat to BJP MP Pratap Simha for opposing Congress move to hail Tippu as state hero

via With Media Input published on November 15, 2015

BJP’s Mysuru MP Pratap Simha, who has been at the forefront of opposition to Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary celebrations, has reportedly received a death threat on Facebook, where a picture of Simha was posted alongside a VHP activist who died in clashes between pro- and anti-Tipu Sultan groups in Kodagu district on November 10.

A complaint has been registered with the city police commissioner of Mysuru, saying that “an organization named Mysuru Huli Shahid Millat Mahan Tipu Sultan Indian Muslim has issued the threat and has posted the photograph of Pratap Simha alongside VHP leader, Kuttappa, who died on Tuesday at Madikeri, with a warning asking him to think of ways not to meet his death in this fashion.”

Pratap Simha delivered his complaint to city police commissioner, B Dayanand, after which a complaint was registered in Vijayanagar police station there.

The city commissioner said policemen would be posted near the MP’s residence in view of threat to his life.

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    November 18, 2015 at 10:38 am

    The Karnataka pro-Jihadi Khan-gress cabinet on Monday decided to drop cases against activists of pro-Muslim organisations Popular Front of India (PFI) and Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD), who were booked for rioting in different parts of the state in recent years. Law Minister T B Jayachandra, justifying the decision to withdraw criminal cases against 1,600 PFI and KFD activists, said: “It has come to the government’s notice that most of those who were chargesheeted were only participating in protests and had gathered peacefully. They had no role in the violence nor were they part of the mob. So, after examining on case-to-case basis, the government decided to drop charges against PFI members.” However, the opposition BJP came down heavily on the government for the decision. BJP leader and spokesperson CT Ravi accused anti-Hindu Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of strengthening the Khangress vote bank at the expense of security. “It is unfortunate that the CM has disregarded the recommendation of police officers on withdrawal of over 175 cases registered against PFI and KFD activists. The police had specifically submitted a report to the state cabinet that they are dangerous organizations who indulge in violent, anti-social activities.The withdrawal of cases would result in a spurt of moral policing and communal activities but the government’s ‘secular policy’ has chosen to ignore the concerns over these organizations,” BJP spokesperson said. The BJP said that the Chief Minister had forgotten acts of violence involving KFD and PFI activists in Hassan, Shivamogga and Mysuru. “It is a well known fact that these organizations are seeded by the ISI and Taliban,” he added, asking government to reconsider its decision.

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