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Yediyurappa to visit Mangaluru, speak to officials amid anti-CAA violence

Two people were killed in police firing in Mangaluru on Thursday as the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act turned violent.

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa flashes the victory sign after his swearing-in ceremony, at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa | Photo: PTI

Karnataka Chief Minister is visiting Mangaluru which was rocked by violent protests against the CAA leaving two dead in police firing, on Saturday and will hold meetings with top officials to review the situation there.

"I'm going to Mangaluru along with Govind Karjol (Deputy Chief Minister) and Basavaraj Bommai (Home Minister). I will hold meetings with officials there to know the reasons (for the violence)," Yediyurappa told reporters here before leaving for Mangaluru.

Asked whether aninquiry will be ordered into the incident, he said, "I will go there and hold meetings, after knowing things I will take a call."

Two people were killed in police firing in Mangaluru on Thursday as the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act turned violent.

The situation in the curfew clamped city was by and large peaceful on Friday, barring stray incidents of violence.

Police said the curfew was lifted in the city for a couple of hours on Saturday morning to facilitate public to buy daily essentials from the market.

The Karnataka government had on Thursday night also prohibited mobile internet data service of all service providers for the next 48 hours in the jurisdiction of Mangaluru City and Dakshina Kannada district.

Yediyurappa said he would be travelling to Udupi later to pay a visit to Pejavara Mutt's Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji, who is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital.

"By the grace of Sri Krishna there is slight improvement in the health of swamiji," he said.

The 88-year old pontiff is being treated for extensive pneumonia with antibiotics and supportive treatment.

First Published: Sat, December 21 2019. 11:30 IST
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