Karnataka: Furore over a Christ statue

Print edition : February 14, 2020

A rally by the Hindu Jagrana Vedike on January 13 protesting against the planned installation of a 114-foot-tall Jesus statue atop Kapali betta in Harobele village, at Kanakapura in Ramanagara district of Karnataka. Photo: K. MuraliKumar

 view of Kapali betta from Harobele village. A model of the proposed statue is placed on the hilltop. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Police deployment on the road leading to Kapali betta following the controversy about the statue kicked up by the Hindu Jagarana Vedike. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

(Left) Police deployment on the road leading to Kapali betta following the controversy stirred up by the HJV. Photo: Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed

D.K. Shivakumar, Congress MLA. Photo: ANI

In Karnataka’s Kanakapura taluk, the Hindu right wing stirs up a furore over a proposed statue of Jesus in a Christian-majority village that has always existed peaceably and in harmony with its Hindu-majority surroundings.
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