For the primary time, Tricolour hoisted at Bengaluru’s Idgah Maidan.
Hindus and Muslims participated in Independence Day Prog 2022.
B Upendran | HENB | Bengaluru | Aug 15, 2022:: Amid tight safety, for the primary time, the nationwide flag was hoisted on the hotly contested Idgah Maidan in Chamarajpet, Bengaluru on Monday.
To date the Idgaha floor was illegally encroached by the Wakf Board and non-Muslims weren’t allowed to carry any programme there. Lately civic authorities has eliminated the encroachment by means of lengthy judicial battle and decided to look at the Independence day programme on 15 August there.
Assistant Commissioner M.G. Shivanna hoisted the flag, the place Bengaluru Central MP P.C. Mohan and Chamarajpet MLA B.Z. Zameer Ahmed Khan have been current on the occasion. The occasion went on peacefully with round 850 police personnel guarding the bottom.
The positioning has been was a police fortress with big police personnel deputed to take care of legislation and order.
In keeping with Laxman B. Nibargi, DCP (West), who was current on the occasion, over 850 police personnel, together with Speedy Motion Drive commandos and eight platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP), have been deployed on the grounds, and excessive safety can be current across the floor for the total day. The town police have additionally reportedly put the bottom below fixed surveillance of over 100 CCTV cameras.
The State Authorities had directed the Assistant Commissioner of Bengaluru North to hoist the nationwide flag and have fun Independence Day at Idgah Maidan after the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) just lately declared the Income Division because the default proprietor of the land.
After the occasion, Mr. Zameer Ahmed Khan stated, “I’m blissful that the nationwide flag has been hoisted on the Idgah Maidan right this moment. Two months again, when the bottom was below the Karnataka State Board of Auqaf, I had introduced that I’ll have fun and hoist the nationwide flag within the Idgah Maidan for Independence Day and Republic Day. I additionally introduced earlier Karnataka flag may also be hoisted for Kannada Rajyotsava on November 1.”
In the meantime, some right-wing organisations gathered close to the bottom and celebrated the occasion by shouting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai‘‘ slogans.
Earlier, Income Minister R. Ashok stated that Income Division owns the Idgah Maidan, and it might resolve on permitting any type of exercise, together with the Ganesh pageant, on August 31.
The deadlock between the BBMP and the Karnataka State Board of Auqaf over the embattled Idgah Maidan noticed a breakthrough on August 6 with the civic physique, dismissing the petition filed by the Waqf Board for a khata in its favour, declared the Karnataka Income Division to be the default proprietor of the land.
The land possession dispute, which erupted in Could-June this yr, noticed the BBMP initially claiming that the maidan was a civic property, whereas Muslim organisations argued that the land was a gazetted wakf property. Pending a decision, the BBMP had clarified that no official permission could be given for any occasion on the bottom, together with these sought by Hindutva organisations to conduct actions on Independence Day.
The flag hoisting was adopted by the singing of the nationwide anthem and the state anthem. In keeping with police officers, the flag hoisting occasion was carried out amidst a lot “peace and tranquillity” within the area.
College students of Chamarajpet authorities faculty carried out numerous cultural actions, together with singing patriotic songs, displaying a brief play on Onake Obavva, a Hindu warrior who fought the troops of Muslim ruler Hyder Ali at Chitradurga heroically, and dancing to Vande Mataram.
__Inputs from IANS.