Madikeri (Karnataka) : The police inspector who registered a case and issued a notice to the organisers of ‘Shourya Prashikshana Varga’ was transferred. The event was a training camp in which members of the right-wing organisation Bajrang Dal were given weapons like ‘trishuls’ and air guns.
All India Muslim Federation (AIMF) Karnataka Youth President Syed Amir demanded immediate arrest of Bajrang Dal, RSS, Ram Sena and BJP activists for violating various laws and under the provisions of the Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act. Syed Amir thanked the Popular Front of India (PFI) for initiating prompt steps against law breakers.
Syed Amir who is also youth president of Janata Democratic Front (JDF) alleged that under the guise of self defence, Bajrang Dal, Ram Sena leaders are abusing the law in BJP ruling states and torturing Muslim and Christian minorities and dalits, which will not be pardoned from hereafter. Their illegal activities will be brought to book.
Syed Amir reminded that AIMF National President MA Mujeeb taken up the matter of illegal activities of Bajrang Dal, Ram Sena, RSS and BJP leaders to the notice of the Chief Justice of India vide AIMF letter dated 17-4-2022.
According to various media reports, senior officials in the police department say his transfer had nothing to do with this case and he faced complaints from local residents in other issues.
The training camp was held by Bajrang Dal workers in Karnataka’s Madikeri district, which saw more than 100 participants. In the week-long training camp, participants were given weapons, and practicing shooting with air guns.
Popular Front of India (PFI) lodged a complaint and demanded a probe, saying that air guns were used on a school’s grounds. Sri Ram Sena founder Pramod Muthalik defended the camp saying there is nothing wrong in giving training for self-defense.
National General Secretary of Bahratiya Janata Party (BJP) and MLA CT Ravi claimed that the camp was a part of a self-defence course, and that they were not trained in using AK-47’s and bombs. He added that the Bajrang Dal trains its activists for self-defence every year.
Karnataka Congress has demanded the arrest of Bajrang Dal leaders for giving arms training to young students in the school premises in Madikeri district.
Opposition party leader Siddaramaiah had stated that “By giving arms training in Madikeri to young members, Bajrang Dal has challenged the law of our land. Do we have a Home minister or Education minister in Karnataka? Is the government still alive?” he questioned.