In a shocking incident in BJP ruled Karnataka state, a
youth association from Ullal town near Mangalore has put up a
hoarding to mark the Dassehra by projecting Sadhvi Pragya Singh,
an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case as a savior, a media
A youth association called Om Shakti Friends had put up this
hoarding with a photo of Sadhvi Pragya Singh, a prime accused in
Malegaon blasts and a shloka from Bhagvad Gita reading, “Yada yada
hi dharmasya/ glanir bhavati bharatha/ abhyuthanam adharmasya/
tadatmanam srijami aham ” ('Whenever there is a decline in
righteousness, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of
unrighteousness, at that time I descend Myself).
Though the scandalous hoarding and a welcome arch named as ‘Sadhvi
Pragya Singh Dwar’ were erected three days back creating uneasy
and anxious atmosphere among the peace loving Mangaloreans, police
failed to remove it before Thursday, news portal newzfirst.com
said in its report.
Seemanth Kumar Singh, Commissioner of Police, Mangalore said that
the police is issuing notices to the group asking them whether
they had permission to put up the poster and to respond on the
contents of the poster.
He said if it was found to incite
violence, action would be taken.