Karnataka CM withdraws Rs. 10 lakh compensation to families of protesters killed in Mangaluru

Commendable decision by the State Government

This is a commendable decision by the State Government. The people who are guilty of rioting and damaging public property do not deserve any mercy. The other State Governments are expected to follow the example set by Yeddyurappa.

Bengaluru (Karnataka) – The State Government on 25th December 2019 decided to withdraw the ex-gratia amount of Rs. 10 lakh each to the family of two people killed in the Police firing during anti-CAA protests in Mangaluru.

After the protest turned violent over the contentious Citizenship Act, the Yeddyurappa led State Government announced the ex-gratia amount to the family of those killed by the Police.

However, on 25th December, the Chief Minister took back his decision. “We have not decided yet to give the ex-gratia to the family members, because giving criminals ex-gratia is an unpardonable crime in itself”, Yeddyurappa said.

“It is now clear that it (Mangaluru riot) was a conspiracy. People tried to barge into the armoury of the Police station. We are not going to spare anyone”, Yeddyurappa added.

Defending the Police action, Yeddyurappa asked, if mob indulges in arson, should the Police keep quiet ? He further slammed the opposition parties for making irresponsible statements against the State Government.