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Friday, 07 February 2014 13:02

DC, commissioner rubbish curfew rumours, say situation under control in Ullal; 75 held

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Mangalore, Feb 7: In a disgusting development, local media too have joined the “rumour mission” launched by trouble mongers in Ullal. A Mangalore based news portal on Friday went on to claim that police had imposed curfew in Ullal.


The rumours of curfew and violence caused fresh tensions in Ullal and surrounding areas which were slowly returning to normalcy.

However, Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim and Mangalore City Police Commissioner R Hithendra brushed aside the rumours of curfew.

Both of them asserted that situation was under control in Ullal.

Mr Ibrahim urged the people not to pay attention to the false rumours.

“The town is returning to normalcy. Prohibitory orders under section 144 have been imposed in the region for two days,” he said.

He also said that security measures have been stepped up across Masjids in Ullal and surrounding areas and police have been asked to keep vigil during Juma prayers.

Mr Hithendra stated that around 65 persons have been arrested and 10 more persons have been detained in connection with the various untoward incidents.

He said that additional police have been deployed in sensitive areas and around places of worships to prevent recurrence of untoward incidents.

Meanwhile, in a message to the local Muslims, U S Hamza, president of Ullal Juma Masjid, said that police have requested to finish Juma prayers between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Also Read: Miscreants use ‘weapon of rumours’ to trigger unrest in Ullal; BJP team visits town amidst prohibitory orders





Like [5]Dislike [0] #7 Syed Kazi, Mangalore2014-02-08
When the rumors are spread by the media, then why the District administration is not taking action against them. Close the media for 10 - 15 days, then they will understand their responsibilities.
Like [7]Dislike [0] #6 Fairman, Manglore2014-02-07
Dear Rahul,
I don't know the intention of your question asking "why did DC allow for Jumah prayer". Hoping you asked that question in a good faith.
Always religious activities are very sensitive issues. For every Muslim men, the Juma prayer which is conducted on Fridays is very important part of religious obligations. Even we are not allowed to travel on that day if there is a fear of missing that prayer.
However I speculate, that it could be appropriate to decide the ruler(Here District chief Officer the DC) to request the community to pray at home, in the interest of saving the life of people. For Muslims also it could be wise to accept such advises as Islam says it does not impose any action what can not be affordable.
However I am not sure what is the Islamic ruling on this matter.

My God protect.
Like [10]Dislike [0] #5 Sawal ka Jawab, Thumbe2014-02-07
@ Rahul

JUMMA Prayer 4-5 times in a month and 53 times per year will be conducted everywhere in the world. How many times you had experienced of conflict because of the Jumma & its community?

Mean time, I can make a big list of Violence when SANGHIs conducts any type of programs such as Samajotsawa, Ratha Yatre, Ganeshotsawa etc.

Dear Rahul and people like you, Ask yourself, is it must to you to practice jealous individuality and not able to come out from such deeds?
Like [10]Dislike [1] #4 ibrahim, mangalore2014-02-07
Mr. Rahul .You dnt know abvt Juma Prayer...no excuss for prayer in islam...People going to prayer, not for voilence....
Like [26]Dislike [3] #3 Rizwan, mangalore2014-02-07
Mr Rahul good question... Friday is the leader of the week and jumma prayer is mother of every salah (prayer) and we Muslims will not have food for one time but v cant live the prayer for any reason B'coz this is the very important part of islam..
Like [10]Dislike [2] #2 banatwala, mangalore2014-02-07
Like [4]Dislike [45] #1 RAHUL, MANGALORE2014-02-07

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