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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Shame!

On Friday the mayor of Belagaum was visiting Bangalore for some official work. While he was at the Legislators Home, he was attacked by some Kannada Activists.

Take a look at the picture. This is what love for Kannada has come to. SHAME!

(Picture from Vijaya Karnataka)

Praja Vani rightly condemned it in its editorial. Here is the gist.

You can find Praja Vani's news story on this act here. In our opinion it is better than the ones in Vijaya Karnataka and Kannada Prabha.

Kannada Prabha also had an editorial. However, unlike Praja Vani, it was less unequivocal. In fact, the first few paragraphs did not even mention this shameful act. Instead, it talked about the actions of Belagam Municipal Corporation.

While it called the act of these self styled Kannada "activists" as unacceptable in any civil society, it did not directly say this act a criminal one. Instead it mere called it "attracting the rules of criminal procedure code".

The editorial also ended equivocally:


The editors of number one Kannada newspaper, Vijaya Karnataka, have remained silent on this issue till today (November 14th, 2005). When the other two major Kannada newspapers wrote about this issue, the editorial in the paper was about Madhu Dandavate who died on Saturday (November 13, 2005). However, it has a letter written jointly by U.R.Anantamurty and others that condemns this shameful act:


2 Comments:

Blogger Ganjur said...

I wonder what English Karnatak Newspapers are writing about this despicable event. Every decent Kannadiga should bend his head in shame.

Nov 16, 2005, 9:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deccan Herald to its credit called it "reprehensible". In its editorial, it wrote "Friday’s assault on the Belgaum Mayor Vijay P More by the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) activists at Bangalore deserves the strongest condemnation. The resultant violent reaction of the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) and Shiv Sena leaders in Belgaum was also wrong. The uncivilised and despicable conduct of the KRV activists in Bangalore exposed their unruly nature and the incident should not have happened."

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Madhav

Nov 16, 2005, 10:03:00 PM  

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