Mutalik barred from entering Mudhol from November 23

Expressing the possibility of increasing communal tension in Mudhol town, the Bagalkot district administration has prohibited Sriram Sena chief, Pramod Mutalik, from entering Jamkhandi subdivision limits for a month from November 3.

Communal riots had broken out in Mudhol on September 23, during the procession for immersion of a Ganesh idol.

During the procession, some persons allegedly pelted stones at the procession and later, another group burned property worth crores belonging to a community.

After the incident, the district administration has decided to ban the entry of Mr. Mutalik stating that this would only create further tension, when the town is limping back to normalcy.

Mr. Mutalik was barred from entering Khanapur taluk of Belagavi district for 30 days from October 30 after the recent riots in Londa town of Belagavi district.

Meanwhile, Mr. Mutalik has announced that he would challenge the order in the High Court stating that the ban was illegal.

He told presspersons that he was being falsely implicated by the Congress government and had filed over 90 cases against him.

Replying to a statement of Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, who said that he would eat beef if he felt like and nobody could stop him, Mr. Mutalik condemned the statement saying that it was hurting the sentiments of most of the Hindus. He said that he would soon file a complaint against the Chief Minister.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, Mr. Mutalik and his supporters reportedly sent a parcel of one kilogram of pork meat to Mr. Siddaramaiah, to protest against the CM’s statement of beef eating.