Police have arrested, Rohit Ishwar Navi (18), Sunil Madivalappa Agasar (18), Arun Vagmore(20), Rakesh Siddaramaiah Mata(19), Mallan Gowda Vijay Kumar Patil (19) and Parashuram Ashok Vagmore (20), all are alleged to be members of student wing of Sri Rama Sene.
The flag was allegedly hoisted on Saturday midnight during New Year celebration in the Sindhagi, a small town 60 km away from Bijapur district headquarters. Subsequently, the town was turned tense resulting series of protests by Hindu right wing outfits across the state, alleging it as an act of men belonging to the minority community.
Moreover, surprisingly, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajarang Dal and other saffron groups had observed town-bandh protesting the hoisting of Pakistan flag. In an effort to exploit the incident, several local political leaders of BJP too had entered the scene by holding processions and cleaning exercise of flag hoisted area.
Now these arrests have exposed the ugly face of right wing Hindu groups, who have been in forefront of protests, say the people.
The same kind of incident had taken place in Bijapur town three years back, but police have failed to book the culprits so far.
SINDHAGI (KARNATAKA) - Sindhagi Police of Bijapur district in Karnataka have arrested six people alleged to be associates of right wing Hindu outfit in connection with hoisting Pakistan flag on the flag post at the mini Vidhana Soudha premises - which houses the offices of the tahsildar and government departments.