Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)
Bengaluru, June 30: The police are keeping a close watch on the activities of certain organizations in the state in the wake of the violence that followed the killing of a tailor in Udaipur of Rajasthan.
The deputy commissioners have instructed to keep a strict vigil on the leaders of Hindu and Muslim organizations. In addition, the district administration has been instructed to gather information on the presence of the Dawat-e-Islami organization, which has its roots in Pakistan, in Karnataka.
The instructions given by the home ministry says, “Throughout the country people are expressing their rage over the killing of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur. Care should be taken not to allow anti-social elements to take advantage of the situation. Information should be gathered on certain organizations. An eye should be kept on the people who are in touch with such organizations. Under no circumstances, law and order should be disturbed.”
The instruction further says that watch should be kept on all Muslim organizations including SDPI, PFI, SFI. Continuous information needs to be gathered about the activities of their leaders, it has been said.
The district police have to patrol 24x7. The intelligence and internal security departments are also put on high alert.
Massive protests were held throughout the state including sensitive districts of Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Chitradurga, Chikkamagalur and Dharwad. Some pro-Hindu organizations are calling for capital punishment for the killers. Instructions have been given to keep more watch in Bengaluru, Mangaluru and Belagavi.
The alert is heightened on Friday, when the weekly namaz will be held. Till Sunday more caution has been called for by the state government. The Hindu workers have called for massive protests on Thursday. Senior police officers have been instructed to speak to the Hindu leaders and keep the protesters under control and prevent any violence.
Alok Kumar, additional DGP, state law and order said, “High alert is sounded in all districts. On Thursday, more police presence is ensured due to the protests called by Hindu organizations. There is no room for untoward incidents. If anyone behaves against the law, stringent action will be taken. As Friday Namaz will be offered in mosques, instructions have been given for more security in those prayer centres.”