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 13,2021

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Mangaluru, Sept 13: Ruth Clare D’Silva of the city has emerged national topper in the Chartered Accountants final exam (old course) for 2021, conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

“The CA final exam was tough this year. I had done well but was not expecting the top rank. I am very happy for acing the exam with first rank,” a beaming Ruth said. 

Daughter of Rosy Maria D’Silva and Ruffert D’Silva, Ruth pursued her CA articleship at Vivian Pinto and Company in Balmatta.

 “Ruth was brilliant in handling assignments and had excelled during her training. She has good interpersonal and communication skills,” said Vivian Pinto.

Her mentor and convener of Centre for Integrated Learning (CIL) S Nandagopal said his ward holds the distinction of being the first from the district to crack the exam with first rank.

Ruth did her schooling from St Theresa School and completed her undergraduate course through distance education from Mangalore University. 

Yet another girl from the state aced the exam. Bagrecha Sakshi Rajendrakumar of Bengaluru secured all India third rank in CA final exam (new course), the results of which were announced on Monday evening. 

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September 21,2021

Bengaluru, Sept 21: Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra told the Legislative Assembly that the government is considering a law to regulate religious conversions after a BJP legislator said his mother had become a Christian due to inducements.

Hosadurga legislator Goolihatti Shekhar, raising the issue during zero hour, said “forced” religious conversions are rampant in the state.

“My mother has been converted by a Christian. She was brainwashed into not keeping vermilion on her forehead, abandoning idol worship and so on. Even her phone’s ringtone is a Christian song,” he said. “This has caused much embarrassment in the family.”

Apparently, nearly 20,000 people in his constituency have become Christians this way. “Before the anti-superstition law came, Hindus in rural areas would go to local deities to find cures for illnesses. That has stopped now. But Christian missionaries offer inducements by offering cure and other benefits,” he said.

Shekhar said Dalits, OBCs and even Muslims are being converted. “I agree that everybody is free to follow the faith of their choice. But if someone takes up Christianity, that person should forego SC/ST benefits,” he said. 

Former Speaker KG Bopaiah said religious conversion was “a serious problem” across the state, especially in SC/ST colonies. “We need an Uttar Pradesh-like law against religious conversions.”

Nagthan MLA Devanand Fulasing Chavan said Vijayapura is home to 3.5 lakh people belonging to the Banjara community. “Churches are coming up and people are being converted in tandas, which is leading to the division of the community,” he said.

In his reply, Jnanendra said the government is aware of religious conversions taking place. “It’s a punishable offence to get people to convert into a religion by way of inducement. There’s a widespread network not just in the state, but across the country. Should we introduce a Bill or do something else...we are discussing how to curb this,” he said.

The minister said conversions take place to add to the tally of a particular community. “It’s one thing for a person to voluntarily adopt a religion. But, offering a cure for illness or misusing religion in other ways is not right. This could also lead to communal disharmony,” he said.

Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri nudged the government to consider bringing in a law for this. “Other states have brought a law. Maybe it’ll help if that’s done here, too,” he said.

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