Police are holding a road march in the city as a preventive measure following tensions between Hijab Row
Mangaluru: It was not a great start on a busy Monday morning on February 21 with motorists and commuters heading to work, institutions and other commitments, as a slew of the city’s main roads were choked off, as Mangaluru Police under the Commissioner of Police joined by DCPs, ACPs and hundreds of police officers had conducted ROUTE MARCH as part of pre-emptive measures following the Hijab tensions prevailing in the state, especially in Kundapur , Udupi and many other neighboring places of Mangaluru.
The road march started from Lalbagh and continued to MG Road, PVS Junction, Kodialbail, KS Rao Road, Hampankatta Junction, Lighthouse Hill Road, Jyothi Circle, Balmatta Road, Hampankatta and Clock Tower. The entire state of Karnataka is making headlines, regarding the Hijab row. To build trust among the people and maintain peace in Dakshina Kannada and Mangaluru, the Mangalore Police Station had organized the march.
Speaking to the Mangalorean team, Commissioner of Police N Shashi Kumar said, “This road march is organized to build confidence in the people. The march of the road is also a warning against social offenders and others who try to create tension and communal discord in society. Even though there has been tension in Shivamogga and other parts of Karnataka, the people of DK and Mangaluru need not worry as we have taken all the necessary steps to prevent any untoward incident. We will also ensure the complete safety of students when they return to their institutions or appear for their exams”.
The march on the route was led by Commissioner of Police N Shashi Kumar, DCP Law and order Hariram Shankar, DCP Crime and Traffic BP Dinesh Kumar, ACP Central PA Hegde, ACP Traffic Nataraj among others.