Mandya: In the wake of the controversies over Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque, fringe Hindutvava organisations including Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal have sought for the videography survey and excavation of Jamia Masjid at Srirangapatna on Friday.

The twin right wing organisations have urged the Deputy Commissioner in an appeal that a mosque was built by demolishing Shri Anjaneyaswami temple at the entrance of the Srirangapatna fort in AD 1787 by Tipu Sultan while citing page no. 493, 494 of Mysore State gazetteer.

In an alarming note, the appeal urged that the prayers, madrasas and other activities of the mosque be taken to a standstill while requesting for the removal of people residing in the mosque for carrying out the excavation.

The appeal also warned of the possible protests that will be held if the excavations are not permitted.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad district secretary C K Balakrishna, co-secretary Puneeth, incorporator Basavaraju, retired ASP Balaramegowda, Damadahalli D K Keshava, Shrikanthaswamy and others were present while submitting the appeal.

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Chandigarh, Sep 29: With cases of dog attacks reported from "many places", the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has banned the "ferocious" pitbull and rottweiler breeds of dogs as pets within the city limits, officials said on Thursday.

A decision to this effect was taken during a meeting of the MC House on Thursday, Mayor Kulbushan Goyal told reporters in Panchkula.

He said there were 24 agenda points before the meeting and all were passed by the House.

"As far as the issue pertaining to dogs was concerned, those pet owners who do not get their dogs registered will be fined Rs 2,000. Besides, two ferocious dog breeds have been banned in the city. Pitbull and rottweiler breeds have also been banned in many other cities and in Panchkula too they have been banned," the Mayor said.

He said there have been cases of dog attacks especially by these dog breeds at many places, and that people were bothered about this.