The city police are taking all precautionary measures to ensure safe Tipu Jayanti celebrations in the city on November 10.
The state government is celebrating the jayanti of Tipu Sultan, the 18th century ruler of the erstwhile Mysuru kingdom, for the second consecutive year. Facing the heat of many Hindu organisations, including the opposition party BJP and the Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) against the celebration of the of the birth anniversary of Tipu, police have beefed up security to ensure a smooth conduct of the programmes.
Public Works and District In-charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa will inaugurate the jayanti at Kalamandira following which, a variety of programmes, highlighting the contributions of Tipu, have been scheduled for the day.
The police have issued a stern warning against anyone trying to indulge in communal violence. As a precautionary measure, the police will round up those suspected of indulging in violence acts to judicial custody. CCTV cameras are being installed at sensitive areas and more police personnel have been deputed. City Police Commissioner Dr A Subramanyeshwar Rao has urged people to maintain peace and not to indulge in inciting communal sentiments. He has sought the co-operation of the members of the public to ensure that celebrations go on smoothly.
The district police have also asked members of the public, who are celebrating the jayanti, to take prior permission from the authorities.