Schools, colleges reopen in Shivamogga, prohibitory orders extend till March 4th
Harsha, a 26-year-old Bajarang Dal member, was stabbed by assailants on February 20 night in Shivamogga town.
Shivamogga: After a spate of violence following the murder of a Bajrang Dal activist, schools and colleges reopened on Monday in Shivamogga city after one week.
The educational institutions were closed for a week following the murder of Bajrang Dal activist Harsha. Shivamogga district administration has extended the prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC in the city, till March 4th.
Harsha, a 26-year-old Bajarang Dal member, was stabbed by assailants on February 20 night in Shivamogga town. As the news spread, miscreants set vehicles on fire, stone-pelting incidents were reported in many parts of the town.
Additional police forces were deployed in the city to avoid untoward incidents. The administration imposed restrictions on public gatherings, schools and colleges remain closed. Despite prohibitory orders, a large number of people were gathered at deceased Harsha’s house. The funeral procession was carried out under police vigil.
The murder occurred in the backdrop of the ongoing controversy over the hijab in Karnataka. The number of people nabbed murder cases has gone up to 10, with the arrest of Abdul Roshan (24) of Bhadravathi, and Jaffer Sadiq (55) of Shivamogga.