Kalaburagi: Deputy Commissioner of Kalaburagi District Yeshwanth V Gurukar, on Saturday issued an order barring entry of Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Mutalik and Chaitra Kundapur from February 27 – March 3. The DC issued the orders exercising powers vested to him under sections 132, 143, and 144 of Cr.PC 1973.

Additionally, the DC has also barred Sri Siddalinga Swamiji of Karuneshwar Mutt from entering the Aland Taluk from February 27 – March 3.

The decision comes in the wake of the Sandal and Shab-e-Baraat ceremony at the Ladle Mashak Dargah in Aland. Citing Mahashivratri to be falling on the same day, Siddalinga Swamiji had called for Aland Chalo demonstration for purification of Shivalinga in the Dargah.

The DC’s order said the move to bar them from entering the district and Taluk was in the interest of maintaining peace and harmony in the district. It further added that the decision was taken after the District Superintendent of Police submitted a report to DC for barring Chaitra Kundapur, Pramod Mutalik from entering the district, and Swamiji from entering the Taluk.

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Mangaluru: The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has appointed Anwar Manila as the social media committee coordinator of the Dakshina Kannada District Non-Resident Indian (NRI) cell of the KPCC. The appointments were made through an order issued by KPCC President DK Shivakumar on Saturday.

In addition, the party has also appointed Vice President of non-resident Indians forum and All India Congress Committee’s Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) secretary in-charge Dr. Arati Krishna as the chairperson of the KPCC NRI Cell.

Anwar, a non-resident Kannadiga residing in Dubai for the past 18 years, has been an active member of the Congress party for a decade, particularly within its social media unit. He is also serving as the member of the social media unit of INCAS. In 2019, he served as a member of the publicity committee for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, attended by former AICC president Rahul Gandhi in the UAE.

Alongside, Anwar has also been actively serving in social, religious and educational fields and is also recognised by several non-resident Kannadiga organisations.