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Karnataka: School principal heckled by right-wing outfit for essay competition on Prophet Muhammed, investigation underway

The incident took place in a government school in Nagavi Taluk on Tuesday night.

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An inquiry has been ordered by Karnataka Education Department after the principal of a government school in the Gadag district was allegedly heckled by a right-wing outfit, Sri Rama Sene over an essay competition on Prophet Muhammed.

Reports say Sri Rama Sene activists barged into school premises after the headmaster of the school organised an essay competition on Prophet. The incident took place in a government school in Nagavi Taluk on Tuesday night.

School principal Abdul Munaf Saheb Bijapur distributed free books about Prophet Muhammed titled Mohammed(s) Yelarigagi to the students and also announced prize money of Rs 5,000 for students to do well in the essay competition, the reports further stated.

Abdul Munaf said someone known came to him and offered sponsor money for the essay competition. He informed that the competition was organised to improve the handwriting of students and he was not promoting Islam, reports said.

The headmaster further said the school organises at least one or two events every month and have had also held essay competitions on Purandara Dasa, Kanaka Dasa, and other personalities too.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Sri Rama Sene activists alleged that the headmaster was trying to convert the students to Islam. They also alleged that students were forced to study Muhammed when it is not even part of academics.

A Sri Rama Sene activist said as a teacher, the headmaster should not allow the promotion of any one religion and he is putting other communities in a bad light by only promoting Islam. GM Basavalingappa, the deputy director of public instruction said there were no government circulars to conduct such competitions.

Following this, the State Education Department ordered an inquiry and also warned the headmaster and promised the activists to take strict action, reports said. As many as 43 students took part in the essay competition.

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School cab driver tied to pole, beaten for allegedly molesting and flashing girls in Karnataka

The Sakkarayapattana police police while talking to the press informed the media that the accused man used to provide pick-and-drop services to the teachers and the school children.

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A video has come to light from Karnataka’s Sakkarayapattana where the locals tied a man to the pole and delivered their own justice for allegedly molesting and flashing girls. The man, who is a cab driver at a local school, was allegedly molesting school girls and even the teachers.

After being fed up of the cab driver’s ways, the locals of the area tied him up to a pole and beat him up to serve justice. In the video, the people can be seen crowding the cab driver and questioning him for his acts.

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The video also shows the cab driver covering his face away out of shame, while the crowd can be seen enraged at the man.

Police action

The Sakkarayapattana police police while talking to the press informed the media that the accused man used to provide pick-and-drop services to the teachers and the school children. The police authorities further confirmed that the man has accepted his crime of abusing school girls and teachers in the area.

Another incident

Another incident of a similar nature came to light from Kerala’s Kollam where a school teacher was accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl. According to reports, the school girl was allegedly molested by her teacher while the teacher was dropping her home after a youth festival organized by the school authorities.

The principal of the school and two other teachers of the higher secondary school for forcing the parents of the teacher to drop the case against the school teacher. The teacher had offered the drop the girl home on a motorcycle after which the teacher molested her on her way back.

The police took cognizance of the issue and filled a complaint and charged the perpetrators with the POCSO act, said reports.

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Karnataka court bans sale of book on Tipu Sultan, for hurting Muslim sentiments

Accepting Rafiullah’s submissions, the court observed that the contents of the book are false and contain false information about Tipu Sultan.

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Karnataka court bans sale of book on Tipu Sultan

Karnataka Court has banned the sale and distribution of a book written on Tipu Sultan. The Additional City Civil and Sessions Court of Bengaluru gave this decision on Tuesday while hearing the petition of BS Rafiullah, former chairman of the District Waqf Board Committee.

The petition has sought a ban on the sale of the book alleging that it contains false information about Tipu Sultan. The court issued a temporary injunction to stop the sale of the book Tipu Nija Kansugalu written by Adanda C Cariappa, the director of Rangayana, published by Ayodhya Prakashan and printed by Rashtrotthan Mudralaya.

The Karnataka Court said in its order on Wednesday that the defendants and agents claiming to sell the book are hereby granted a temporary injunction to publish online the book ‘Tipu Nija Kansugalu’ (Tipu Nija Kansugalu) written in Kannada language. It is forbidden for them to even sell or distribute the book on any other medium.

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Rafiullah, the petitioner has claimed in his petition that wrong information has been published in the book, which is neither supported nor justified by history. Rafiullah has also said that the word turukaru used in the book is a derogatory term for the Muslim community. They have argued that the publication of this book is likely to spread unrest and communal disharmony on a large scale.

Accepting Rafiullah’s submissions, the court observed that the contents of the book are false and contain false information about Tipu Sultan. The sessions court also said that if the book is distributed, it would cause irreparable harm to the plaintiff and communal peace and harmony. The court said that the very object of the petition would be defeated if the book is distributed without the appearance of the respondents in the matter.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat express in Bengaluru | Watch

Aside from this, the Prime Minister is scheduled to inaugurate Kempegowda International Airport’s second terminal. After the build of the second terminal, it is reported the capacity has been doubled and now its per annum jumped ton 5-6 crore passengers.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, flagged off the Vande Bharat Express at KSR Railway station. The Prime Minister, earlier today was welcomed by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and CM Basavaraj Bommai upon his arrival in Bengaluru.

At the flagging-off ceremony, CM Basavaraj Bommai, and governorGehlot were also present.

The Vande Bharat Express becomes South India’s first semi-high-speed train from Mysuru to Chennai to Bengaluru. Prior to this, the Semi-high speed Vande Bharat Express train was introduced in Mumbai and Gujarat, New Delhi, and Himachal Pradesh.

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Aside from this, the Prime Minister is scheduled to inaugurate Kempegowda International Airport’s second terminal. After the build of the second terminal, it is reported the capacity has been doubled and now its per annum jumped ton 5-6 crore passengers.

The PM will unveil the 108ft statue of city founder Kempegowda later in the day as well. The Prime Minister, earlier today visited Kanaka Dasa and Valmiki statues at Vidhan Saudha and paid floral tributes to the statues. PM Modi is also expected to address a public meeting in Karnataka during his visit.

Prime Minister Modi’s spiritedness which includes inaugurations and addresses of public meetings comes ahead of the state Assembly polls which are 5 months away.

Vande Bharat Express Controversy

The VB train came to become the topic of discussion after it reported 4 incidents in just one month of being operational. The VB train was reported to be affected by incidents of Collision by cows, as well as running over a woman. The VB train also became the topic of discussion after the train faced an operational glitch.

According to reports, In November a 54-year-old woman was run over by a Vande Bharat train at Anand railway station in Ahmedabad. Whereas in the month of October, the Vande Bharat train collided with two animals which resulted in the VB express train being damaged as the front of the Train was partially dismantled.

The VB train facing damages drew a lot of flak from the opposition on the quality of goods used to build the train as many scrutinized how an accident with one animal can dismantle the train. The Vande Bharat Train also faced an issue with its operation in October.

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