Saturday, May 15th, 2010
Razaq Kemmara speaking to gathering
Mangalore: The Popular Front of India (PFI) district committee organised a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s Office here on Friday demanding the arrest of Sri Ram Sene's Leader Pramod Mutalik.
Addressing the protestors, Anwar Sadath, DK district president, Popular Front of India, appreciated the sting operation carried by Tehalka and Headlines Today. The government would not arrest him, because the same government allowed him and his party to nurture in this state. PFI demands that Mutalik and his associates be brought before the law, he said.
Speaking to gathering, PFI State Committee Member Abdul Razak Kemmara said that the real face of Pramod Mutalik has been uncovered through the sting operations of visual media. The episode has brought to light the fact that such organisations pose threat to the security and harmony of nation, he added.
Mutalik had made similar communally provocative statements on several occasions. "Mutalik had asked women to take arms and fight. He declared that his organisation has a
trained suicide squad consisting of about 900 men to fight against minority in the State. He even justified attacks on churches, moral police attacks and pub attack in Mangalore," he said adding that Mutalik should be put behind bars immediately.
PFI Sullia unit President Shafi Bellare said that the investigating agency should interrogate Mutalik thoroughly so that more links to underworld and terrorist activities will be brought to light.
"Those perpetrators like Pramod Mutalik and Prasad Attavar, who are engaged in anti-national activities, should be arrested as terrorists and their organisation should be listed as a terrorist organisation," he added.
The protestors submitted a memorandum to the Home Minister through the Deputy Commissioner. PFI District President Anwar Sadath, Leader Mohammed Hanif and others were present.