24, Sep 2015
BANGALORE: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has decided to file 100 cases for hurting religious sentiments against Mysore-based scholar and rationalist KS Bhagavan who was a close friend and ideologue of assassinated Prof MM Kalburgi of Dharwad. The 70-year-old Prof Bhagavan has been under heavy police protection ever since the killing of Prof Kalburgi by suspected Hindutva extremists. Speaking to HT, the Mangalore-based the head of the VHP’s legal cell Jagadish Shenava said, “These cases should teach him a lesson. We will file cases all over Karnataka. Let him run from pillar-to-post.” The first of the cases was filed on Wednesday by VHP lawyer Shyam Sudarshan Bhat in the tiny town of Uppinangady near Mangalore under IPC sections 298A (deliberately hurting religious sentiments) ad 153A (promoting enmity between religious groups).