Prohibitory Orders for “Tipu Sultan Jayanti” in Karnataka’s Srirangapatna

Bengaluru: Mandya district administration in Karnataka has imposed prohibitory orders in the historical town of Srirangapatna on Friday to maintain law and order.

As a precautionary measure, the prohibitory orders are clamped from 6 am to 11 pm. All processions and protests have been banned. People have been ordered not to wear t-shirts with objectionable photos, or slogans. There is a restriction on the bursting of crackers and the use of loudspeakers.

Tipu Sultan fans and Muslim organisations have given a call to celebrate Tipu Jayanti, which is being opposed by the Sangh Parivar and the BJP.

The graves of Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali are located in Srirangapatna. Tipu Sultan, as the ruler of Mysuru fought against the British in the 18th century.

The earlier BJP government in Karnataka had banned the celebration of Tipu Jayanthi. The present Congress government has not revoked the order yet.

Siddaramaiah’s decision during his first tenure to celebrate the birthday of Tipu Sultan as Tipu Jayanti on November 10, 2015, led to huge controversy, protests and violence. In 2019, the BJP CM B. S. Yediyurappa banned the celebrations.

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