Karnataka govt to celebrate Tipu Jayanti despite BJP protests; security tightened, section 144 imposed in several places including Kodagu

Karnataka is set to witness government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th century ruler of erstwhile Mysore kingdom, Tipu Sultan on Saturday. Even before the celebrations, the state saw protests by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has appealed to the government to drop the celebrations. The saffron party staged demonstrations at several places including Bengaluru, Mysuru, Kodagu. In wake of protests in the state, security has been tightened in many areas, and Section 144 has been imposed in several places including Kodagu, Hubli and Dharwad cities from 6 am on November 10 to 7 am on November 11.

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