Bengaluru, (DHNS): The state government is set to celebrate Tipu Jayanti for the third time on Friday even as the main opposition party, the BJP, has decried efforts to commemorate the birth anniversary of the controversial Mysore ruler.
With Assembly polls scheduled next year, the government does not want a repeat of 2015 when a VHP activist had died and several were injured in Madikeri in group clashes during the maiden Tipu Jayanti.
The government has ordered the police to ensure elaborate security across Karnataka, especially Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Chitradurga. Senior IPS officers will man these districts.
The police conducted flag marches in Mangaluru, Madikeri and Maddur.
ADGP (Law and Order) Kamal Pant said the entire force would be out to ensure the event goes off without a hitch. In addition, 6,000 home guards and 202 platoons of the Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) will also be deployed. "Everyone, from myself to the newest constable, will be manning the streets to ensure there is no untoward incident," Pant said. "No police officer will be on leave."
The sensitive districts will see the deployment of additional forces, including three companies of the Rapid Action Force (RAF).
"We have issued clear instructions that no permission will be given to any function other than the official ceremony. Orders have been issued to district heads not to allow any procession or protest rally," Pant added.
Bengaluru, (DHNS): Keeping the Assembly polls in mind, the government has decided to issue ration cards on the spot.
This will benefit those in an emergency, Food and Civil Supplies Minister U T Khader said. "Those who need a ration card during a medical emergency or under the bidaai (marriage) scheme will get it on the spot. They have to just submit their income and caste certificates," Khader told reporters on Thursday.
Earlier this year, the department of food and civil supplies relaxed norms for ration cards by allowing applicants to submit a self-declaration that their annual family income was below Rs 1.2 lakh.
The on-the-spot system will be put in place from January, by which time the department hopes to issue BPLcards to all those who have applied.
"We have received 16 lakh applications, of which 10 lakh cards have been issued. By December 15, all the applications will be processed," he said.
"The delay was caused as the income and caste certificates are issued by the revenue department which has now introduced a similar over-the-counter system to issue the certificates," he said.
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