Mangalore: Social, political outfits slam occasion to felicitate Rohith Chakrathirtha

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Political and social outfits of Mangalore condemned a programme slated to be organised by the Sevanjali Charitable Belief to felicitate former textbook revision committee head Rohith Chakrathirtha on June 25. The outfits additionally criticised the possible presence of Vice Chancellor of Mangalore College P S Yadapadithaya because the chief visitor of the occasion.

Chakrathirtha has been beneath extreme criticism from the Opposition events, writers and authors for “distorting” and “saffronising” college textbooks because the textbook revision committee head. After widespread criticism, Chakrathirtha was additionally eliminated because the textbook revision committee chairman by the BJP authorities in Karnataka.

The occasion is titled ‘Chintana Ganga’ and it’s slated to see the felicitation of Chakrathirtha who can be anticipated to speak about ‘Karnataka’s previous and its forgotten historical past’. Whereas Yadapadithaya has been invited because the chief visitor, the chairman of the charitable belief is BJP’s Mangalore South constituency MLA Vedavyas Kamath and the chief functionary officer is Naresh Shenoy, who can be the convenor of the Namo Brigade.

Muneer Katipalla, state president of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), stated, “It’s extremely condemnable to felicitate such a controversial determine (Rohith Chakrathirtha) who has been within the information for all of the mistaken causes. Additionally it is disappointing to see the vice chancellor of Mangalore College taking part as a chief visitor on this occasion hosted by right-wing teams. Chakrathirtha has been accused of insulting the state anthem penned by Kuvempu and distorting details associated to Basavanna and B R Ambedkar. The programme must be cancelled and the vice chancellor should withdraw his participation from the occasion. In any other case, citizen teams and social outfits will protest tomorrow (Saturday) towards the occasion.”

Hanumantha Kamath, secretary of the charitable belief, stated, “We’re a democratic nation and everyone has the suitable to oppose and protest. The occasion is said to Karnataka’s historical past and it isn’t associated to textbooks. Furthermore, no person vehemently opposed Chakrathirtha within the Congress regime when he shared the controversial Fb put up. Why is it being introduced up now? Whereas protests are a part of a democratic setup, it also needs to be famous that these protests don’t flip violent and affect our programme.”

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