Voters come out in Old Mysore, shy away in Bengaluru, HK region - The Hindu
Karnataka elections are being seen as politically crucial for the ruling Congress as well as the BJP as it is the only big state where the former is. The polling percentage is lower than the Bengaluru Urban's average of % as recorded by the election authorities on 12 May, when High-decibel rhetoric and down-low mudslinging on social media have In Video: Karnataka election: EC announces polling dates; voting on.
This issue has already translated into legislative measures in some of the states where the Hindu nationalists are in power: Another sector traditionally targeted by the Hindu nationalists is education.
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Some personalities, including ministers, have for example voiced their support in favour of giving greater importance to mythological Hindu texts in the school curriculum 9. Some states have gone even further by taking concrete measures: Other initiatives do not necessarily stem from the higher spheres of the State but are just as revealing of a growing and more visible polarisation: Which repercussions at the local level?
Currently, the state of Karnataka, where the Congress is locally in power, remains free from laws that could affect religious minorities.
Examples of such dynamics were recently observed in Mumbai where a young Muslim holder of an MBA, upon applying for a job in marketing at a private company specialised in diamond exports Hare Krishna Imports received a rejection letter in May stating the following motives: Above all, Hindu nationalists 12 have managed to establish themselves in different regions of Karnataka state.
Karnataka election dates: Voting on 12 May, counting on 15 May - Livemint
This state is even considered as their bastion in South India. In response, Muslims have created their own brigades such as the Muslim Defence Force. Each group particularly fights against dating and other relations between girls from its community and boys from the other community.
Faced with this situation, resistance groups against Hindu nationalists have been formed recently by Muslims who have sometimes formed alliances with Dalits 14 and lower castes, such as the Karnataka Forum for Dignity, which became the Popular Front of India in This resistance also takes the shape of counter-protests in response to Hindu nationalist demonstrations.
Bangalore, a peaceful haven?
Here are a few of the representative answers: In order to understand this apparent serenity, it is important to be aware of the local historical and political context of the Muslim population in Bangalore. First of all, the city is characterised by an important cosmopolitanism mainly stemming from a substantial and continuous migration of diverse religious and linguistic groups since the 17th century.
Furthermore, the Muslims, as heterogeneous as they can be, enjoy a rather privileged situation in comparison to that of their co-religionists elsewhere in India, which is rooted in a combination of factors. The local policies of the princely state of Mysore and of Karnataka after the independence were indeed favourable to minorities reservation system 20 for the lower castes as soon as ; first Commission, then first ministry established in India for minorities, creation of a financial support organisation for minorities, etc.
In the assembly polls, Bangalore Urban saw In contrast there was a The urban-rural divide, when it comes to voting, was the same in Bangalore Urban had only 44 per cent voters exercising their right, while Bangalore Rural saw Not just assembly election, the urban voters preferred to stay away from Lok Sabha polls in and While voting per centage in in Bengaluru city -- made up of Bangalore North, Bangalore Central and Bangalore South -- was 54, in the election it was Even during the Karnataka assembly election on Tuesday May 12Bengalureans have lived up to their lackadaisical attitude when it came to queuing up to vote.
Till 5 pm only 48 per cent voter turnout in Bangalore Urban voted as opposed to the state average of 64 per cent, according to news agency PTI.
Karnataka election: As Bengaluru crumbles, denizens say no to voting
Bengaluru is today a heaving writhing urban conglomerate. The fort was originally built by Kempe Gowda I as a mud fort in Bangalore Palacebuilt in in Tudor architectural style was modelled on the Windsor Castle in England.
Kempe Gowda was restricted by rules made by Achuta Deva Raya, who feared the potential power of Kempe Gowda and did not allow a formidable stone fort. Hyder Ali is credited with building the Delhi and Mysore gates at the northern and southern ends of the city in Hyder and Tipu contributed towards the beautification of the city by building Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens in Under them, Bangalore developed into a commercial and military centre of strategic importance.
It was abolished in only to be revived in at Bangalore and to be closed down permanently inwith Indian independence.
A town grew up around the cantonment, by absorbing several villages in the area. The new centre had its own municipal and administrative apparatus, though technically it was a British enclave within the territory of the Wodeyar Kings of the Princely State of Mysore.
The Bangalore torpedo was invented in Bangalore in