The coastal town of Bhatkal observed a day’s strike on October 11 in protest against scurrilous writings in Kannada daily Kannada Prabha. The call was given by Majlise Islaho Tanzeem. Tanzeem alleged that the daily was indulging into publication of false reports against the Muslims of Bhatkal and was defaming the town’s folk. The Tanzeem said it was peeved at the way names of eight mosques were dragged by the daily as ‘prohibited area’. Earlier, in a press conference called by the Congress, local MLA J. D. Naik had condemned the daily for running a maligning campaign against the people of the town by linking them with terrorism. He had strongly rebutted the story published in Kannada Prabha.
Bandh against malicious reports in Kannada Prabha
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