Mangalore Riots

The coastal city of Mangalore located nearly 300 kms to the West of Bangalore on the konkan coast of Karnataka has seen nearly 3 days of intense riots.

The trouble erupted On October 4th at around 9pm. Some Bajrang Dal activists learnt that a Van was illegally transporting cattle to the slaughterhouse in Kudroli and were waiting to intercept the Vehicle.

But unlike as it is being wrongly reported by the irresponsible media like Reuters, PTI etc…they never actually intercepted it.

Events leading upto the Riots

This particular van enroute met with an accident inside city limits with a Toyota Qualis, a Mahendra bolero and two autorickshaws and then sped away. A case of rash driving. The number of the van was noted by the driver of the Bolero vehicle. The incident occurred between lady hill and Lalbhagh area, from there the Bolero van chased the 407 van right up to Kudroli.

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The driver of the tempo meanwhile thought the Bolero was following him in the pretext of attacking the van for transporting cattle and in fear he informed his associates at Kudroli. Upon learning this, a group of men armed with weapons came to the rescue of the tempo driver and attacked two vehicles parked on the street. They also started pelting stones at the nearby shops and the mob that had gathered.

And later that night the Chief of the Bajrang Dal, Vinaya L. Shetty called for a Mangalore Bandh on the next day i.e., Oct 5, 2006 to protest this incident.

On October 5th, Following the bundh call given by Bajarang Dal activists, most parts of the city remained closed. Buses were stopped, tires were burnt on the road and traffic was disrupted near Ekkur and Kottara.Stone pelting incidents also were reported from Farangipet areas.

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On October 6th, the Police issued shoot at sight orders after many incidents of rioting, stone throwing and arson which showed no signs of abating.

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On October 7th, there was incidents of stabbing and even a shameful incident of burning of an ambulance.

Mr M.P. Prakash the JD(S) Home minister of Karnataka blamed the banned outfit SIMI and in particular a son of a sitting Congress MLA from the area for fomenting the violence.The role of some Hindu groups too has been suspected, he added.

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As of now Mangalore and its surrounding areas are still tense, the curfew was relaxed for two hours in the morning today but the night curfew is still on.

This incident again shows the media in poor light instead of playing a constructive role they are trying to fan the communal flames by their irresponsible and biased reporting.

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28 Comments

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28 responses to “Mangalore Riots

  1. Raj

    Do you mean the riots were instigated by the violent attack on the Bolero by those who were carrying cattle for slaughter? Some more details would have been helpful.

    Unfortunately, the media, even the so called independent media, does not provide true and complete picture.

  2. we don’t know whether the occupants of the bolero were assaulted or not. but we do know that

    1) there was a hit and run accident
    2) the occupants of the bolero were not BD activists but ordinary citizens
    3) the BD got involved only when it called for a bundh later in the night.

  3. Al Jaber Hayakal

    I AM A NOT INDIAN, BUT AS SEEN AND READ IN THE NEWS PAPERS, WHAT A DEMOCRACY IN A COUNTRY LIKE REPUBLIC OF INDIA, POLICE ARE LOOTED MANY HOUSES OF MUSLIM, INCLUDING MONEY, JEWELLERY ETC, WHAT A NICE POLICE OF INDIA , DONE A GOOD JOB TOWARDS THE MUSLIM PEOPLE OF MANGALORE.
    THIS NEWS WILL GO TO AROUND THE WORLD AND ALL COUNTRIES WILL COME TO KNOW, WHAT A GOVERNMENT, POLICE OF KARNATAKA, ESPECIALLY OF MANGALORE.

    • prashant

      first look at the stage of your people indulged in severing and killing peoples of other religion to prove there superiority……and then question the state and police of india

  4. Hindu

    This is an response MR Al Jaber comments ,
    since you are muslim you saying these words ,

    You have visit india and see the reality .

  5. Mr Al Jaber yours is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. Point out any country in ur OIC and i will give u a dossier on the human rights abuses that goes on there.

    For starters let us check out Egypt – a very “moderate” muslim country.

    Police abuses in Egypt

    Do point out ur favorite muslim country and i will be glad to point out their dismal human rights record for u.

  6. MallaPottell

    I was in Mangalore throughout the riots. Here is my unbiased conclusion.

    The riots were started by muslims and simi group was an active participant. Retaliation is naturally expected when a minority community attacks a majority lest not doing so may be seen as a sign of weakness

  7. ansari

    as long as both communities dont trust each other, such problems will continue.
    we minorities should respect members of the majority faith. if we are in good terms with hindus, they will protect us, we dont need the police to do that. we should be in constant dialogue with hindu leaders, so as to clear misunderstandings and develop brotherhood with all indians irrespective of caste and community
    jai hind

    • soorya

      Good ANSARI…u r dreaming in the day like a fool. YOU don’t knew the history of these snakes of BRAHMINISM.

  8. INDIAN

    Well planned attacks on Muslims occurs everywhere in India. One should not forget Gujrat.

    • soorya

      If you are really born to your own father…come on do it.The MUSLIMS will always regard you as their liberator.

  9. mallapottell

    Islam is a cancer. Unless this tumor is removed, india will not see prosperity

  10. anil

    the problem is not of religion ,it is about illetracy and poverty,as any body can notice a socially cautious man will not hurt any body he will be trying to help any body in distress .Islam is a good religion as hindu religion or christian religion because it also teaches to pursue knowledge and to love every body

  11. RAKESH

    hi me Rakesh from mangalore

    Everybody knows wat happened in mangalore.The comments between religion is totally time waste.Nagarajshetty the BJP leader is main culprit behind the riot.The activities of VHP targetted mangalore become one more gujrat,That dream never come true.Even some muslim groups now active in the part.Main thing is all local media’s are use less.They always try to pour ghee.They work one sided,every body(hindu/muslim )Know this !!!
    So stop blaming religion,think about bad politics .
    “Common indian awake”

  12. Vaibhav

    Problem is not with the religion…as we think this way about islam they also feel the same about us… the thing is that we have fully encroached the environment of our country becoz of communal hatred….can we go against a person in our house if some outsider is interferring nd feeding a wrong opinion about him or her….the same way we should treat muslims as our bro n sis…n should not allow fucker (outsiders) to comment over them

  13. sayeed ahmed

    HI i am a muslim .and i am proud to b a muslim.
    how easliy u people blame on a muslim.with out knowing the truth.nothing to comment .God is with us he will decide what has to be done

    Khuda hafiz jai hind

  14. AZeem

    Mr. Mallopotel you dont know anything about Muslim Religion if you study iam sure u will love to accept muslim religion and dont say it cancer.it shows us way of living like human being.may allah forgive you.

    Regards
    Azeem

  15. in manglore know day muslim r very strong -why pepole are do,ing like animals we are human beings so respact one another (my allah bless u)

  16. Rakesh

    The reason behind the riots was illegal cattle slaughter,as cow is a holy for indians.the govt should ban cow slaughter.

    • Shantanu

      The reason behind the riots was the atrocious attitude of Bajrang Dal who think it their duty to stop cow slaughter and snatch cattle from Muslims ( which is pure theft ). Cow is not holy to Indians, it is holy to Hindus, a section of Hindus. That means that they do not eat beef,. But they should not have a problem with somebody else eating beef.

    • arshad

      yes we agree ,,,but bajarangadal and u r some chaddi group doesnt wants to stop cow slaughter ,,coz they are eating beaf more thn muslim ,,common hindus cometo public we have to gather ,,,wahh very tasteee

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