The Congress government  is celebrating Tipu Jayanti, 150 BJP workers detained for protesting in Hubli


The Congress government in Karnataka is celebrating Tipu Jayanti on Friday amid tight security. The Siddaramaiah-led government in Karnataka has been celebrating the birth anniversary of the 18th century Mysore ruler for the past three years to honour him as a freedom fighter. Tipu Sultan died fighting the British. Right-wing Hindu groups are, however, opposed to the celebrations as they see Tipu Sultan as a barabaric ruler who carried out forceful conversions.

DCP Karnataka Renuka Sukumar said more than 150 BJP workers protesting against Tipu Jayanti celebration in Hubli were detained, ANI reported.