50 KRV activists chase, thrash techie for speaking in English

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December 17, 2016

Bengaluru, Dec 17: In an apparent case of linguistic chauvinism, a 36-year-old software engineer was chased and allegedly beaten up by a mob of 50 Karnataka Rakshana Vedhike (KRV) activists - because the victim, J Daniel, spoke in English while trying to broker peace between the mob and an event organiser who was playing non-Kannada music at Swami Vivekananda Road metro station on Old Madras Road last Saturday at around 9 pm.

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Daniel and his friends were eating at a food festival organised there when the accused raised objection to the event organisers speaking in English. They also objected to English advertisement boards at the station.

When Daniel intervened to broker peace between the event organiser and the KRV mob, one of the activists, Manjunath, allegedly assaulted him for speaking English, beating him on his back and head.

In retaliation, the techie is alleged to have beaten up Manjunath.

That's when the entire mob pounced on him. They chased Daniel and allegedly beat him up. They even tied up his hands behind his back and removed his shirt in public before resuming to beat him up.

He started bleeding through his nose; despite it, the activists continued beating him. The gang even tried to remove the victim's pants and the entire incident happened in full public view.

Luckily for Daniel, a resident of New Byappanahalli, a passing police patrol came to his rescue. "Our patrolling vehicle which was passing by the area saw the victim being attacked and immediately rushed to his rescue. The victim has claimed he regrets being in Bengaluru although he is staying here for the last 10 years. The victim and the said Manjunath and his group were taken into custody by the Byappanahalli police," said an officer on part of the investigations.

A complaint and a counter-complaint have been registered by Daniel and the KRV mob.

"I was shocked after I was beaten for talking in English. It is my wish! I can talk in any language I want to. Nobody has the right to attack others for not speaking in a language which they do not understand. Angry on receiving the blows, even I retaliated and beat up the activist. He then called his group and about 50 of them started beating me up. I do not want to add fuel to the incident; all I wanted was to stop them from arguing with the organisers," Daniel told Bangalore Mirror.

In his counter-complaint, Manjunath has alleged that Daniel attacked him with a helmet for raising objections to playing non-Kannada songs with obscene dances.

Manjunath has told police that he was returning home in KR Puram last Saturday after attending a KRV meeting. While passing in front of the metro station, he saw an event where English music was played. Being a pro-Kannada activist, he objected to it and was beaten up by Daniel, he alleged.

He has further claimed that he had to rest for almost 10 minutes after being attacked.

“The complaints of both Daniel and Manjunath have been registered. The investigations are on to ascertain who took law into their hands as nobody has the right to beat

The police have booked a case against Daniel under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 324 which pertains to voluntarily causing hurt by using dangerous weapons and section 504 which pertains causing insult with intent to provoke breach of peace. A case of wrongful restraint (IPC 341) and voluntarily causing hurt (IPC 323) has been registered against Manjunath and the mob.

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Fairman
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Sunday, 18 Dec 2016

Unfortunately Bangalore became centre of crimes.
Is it not a part of India. Is there any law preventing talking in English

Strange people. I don't think this is the policy of KRV(Ka Ra Ve)

God bestow our people with wisdom.

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September 20,2021

Mangaluru, Sept 20: An unidentified miscreant allegedly assaulted three staff members of the District Institute for Education and Training (DIET) in Mangaluru, on Monday using a lethal weapon.

The assailant, in the age group of 30 to 35 years, was asking the whereabouts of a "madam" as he wanted to "give the madam a gift".

Out of nowhere, he attacked a first division assistant, a D group staff and a stenographer, said City Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar. 

The injured, Nirmala, Reena and Gunavathi, have suffered injuries in the head, face and hand.

All are undergoing treatment in two different hospitals and are said to be out of danger. 

On hearing the loud cry, the personnel from district prison situated adjacent to the DIET compound, police personnel and public rushed to the spot and caught hold of the man and handed him over to the police.

However, he has not revealed his name or place from where he belongs to.

He had reportedly told the staff that he was an alumnus of DIET. The reason for the assault is not known, said the Commissioner.  ZP CEO Dr Kumar visited the spot.

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September 24,2021

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Bengaluru, Sept 24: Stepping up their protest against the rising prices of fuel and essential commodities, Congress leaders, including Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah and the party’s state president D K Shivakumar, arrived at the Vidhana Soudha in a tonga on Friday .

Siddaramaiah accused the BJP-led Union government of “failing” to tackle the rising prices of fuel and essential commodities. “We will continue our protest against the state and Centre on the issue, both inside and outside the assembly,” he said.

The protest is part of the Congress’s ongoing campaign to pressure the Basavaraj Bommai-led Karnataka government to reduce the taxes on petrol and diesel, and other essential commodities that have added to the burden of the state’s population who are severely impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns.

“People are frustrated with the steep increase in petrol and other essential commodity prices, and waiting for this government to end the term. People fear about cases being slapped on them if they voice their frustration against the government. People will teach BJP a good lesson in the upcoming elections and will send their leaders back to home,” the former chief minister said

DK Shivakumar, the president of the Karnataka Congress, said that the increase of prices of energy and other essential commodities was the doing of the BJP which was “pickpocketing” the state’s population. This government is thick sink and unable to bring down the prices and not controlling the pandemic.

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September 22,2021

Bengaluru, Sept 22: Opposition Leader Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said the BJP government in the state has indulged in a loot by giving government land to RSS-run Chanakya University at a throwaway price.

"The land measuring 116 acres was acquired at a cost of around Rs 170 crore. The market value is around Rs 400 crore, but the government has given it to RSS-run Chanakya University for Rs 50 crore. This is a loot that the government has indulged in," he told reporters in a press conference.

Also, there are no provisions under which the government land could be given to a private university, Siddaramaiah said. "Therefore, the land given to Chanakya University is illegal," he said.

Siddaramaiah asked the government to immediately withdraw the order of giving Karnataka Industries Area Development land to Chanakya University.

The government Tuesday had passed the bill amidst chaos after it was tabled by Higher Education Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan in the assembly to allow Chanakya University to be set up in 116 acres in the Aerospace Park near Devanahalli.

If the government does not act, the party would take legal action to seek withdrawal of land granted for the setting up of Chanakya University.

He also alleged that the Speaker Vishveshwar Heggade Kageri did not allow a debate in the assembly over the matter and the bill was passed hurriedly.

"What is the reason for passing the bill hurriedly. Is the government under RSS pressure," he questioned. It also amounts to favoritism, he added.

Siddaramaiah also flayed the Speaker for taking side of the government when it is required of him to be neutral sitting in a chair sanctified by the Indian Constitution. "His conduct in the assembly yesterday was not impartial," he added.

Kageri had said that there is a need to encourage institutions that promote Indian cultural values in an era where education is highly westernised.

Siddaramaiah alleged that the government is making efforts to impart Manuvadi education to children with an intention of "reestablishing" caste hierarchy as per Manuvad system.

Yesterday, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai justified the allocation of land to Chanakya University since similar concessions were given to industries to create jobs.

The government will also give concessions to organisations who give good education to the children by keeping their future in mind, he said.

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