Large-scale communal violence erupted during the Tipu Jayanti celebrations in 2015 when it was first organised by the state government. The BJP and the RSS consider him a tyrant monarch who was biased against Hindus.
After a major clash in 2015 in the state over the Tipu Jayanti celebrations, the Karnataka government a year ago decided to make the event an annual affair. Manjunath made submissions pertaining to several historical material facts contending that Tipu Sultan had killed thousands of Kodavas (in Kodagu district) during his rule.
Police have launched "Good morning" beat system to ensure security at religious and other sensitive places ahead of Tipu Jayanti celebrations. The President was speaking at an event to mark the 60th anniversary of the state legislature building, the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.
Earlier in the day while protesting against the celebration, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that the Congress-led government is anxious about Tipu Sultan instead of the state's public.
Union minister Anantkumar Hegde wrote to the state government saying he should not be invited to the event because Tipu was a "brutal killer, wretched fanatic, and mass rapist".
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka): Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Sunil Kumar on Thursday ordered to restrict all kinds of public procession in Karnataka tomorrow to prevent any untoward incident on the occasion of Tipu Jayanti.
Talking to newsmen here today, he said that 20 Central Armed Reserve and 30 KSRP platoons have been deployed besides civil police to maintain peace. As many as 4,000 police personnel have been deployed in four districts- Dakshina Kannada, Chikkamagalur, Uttara Kannada and Udupi. "We have identified places where Tipu Jayanthi will be celebrated, proper arrangements will be done there and we are keeping watch on anti-social elements who want to create trouble, we will be dealing with them firmly".