Karnataka Bengaluru: Security beefed up in Srirangapatna over VHP's call for puja at mosque
Besides district police force, contingents of Karnataka State Reserved Police have also been deployed
Security has been heightened in Srirangapatna, the erstwhile capital of 18th century ruler Tipu Sultan in the district, following Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) call to perform puja at the Jamia mosque, claiming that it was built after razing a Hanuman temple.
Prohibitory orders have been imposed in the temple town under section 144 of the CrPC to prevent any protest or procession from taking place.
Besides district police force, contingents of Karnataka State Reserved Police have also been deployed.
The roads have been barricaded and security pickets have been erected in the town.
Members of fringe Hindu outfits have called for a protest march to the mosque. However, authorities have denied permission for it.
In other news, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said that the textbook review committee has been "disbanded" as its designated work was completed, and the government is open to further revision if there is any objectionable content.
It has also been decided to make an appropriate revision to the chapter on 12th-century social reformer Basavanna, regarding which objections have been raised by several prominent personalities and seers.
The Chief Minister issued a press statement late on Friday following a raging controversy over school textbooks that were recently revised.