Row over Taslima article; 2 newspapers’ offices attacked
Mangalore: Offices of a Kannada and an English
daily here were attacked on Tuesday by miscreants protesting
publication of an article by controversial Bangladeshi writer
The office of `Kannada Prabha`, which published the
translation of the article on `burqa` tradition purportedly
penned by exiled Nasreen, and that of an eveninger `Jai
Kirana` were targeted by the miscreants, police said.
The gang forced its way into the building housing the
office of New Indian Express and its sister publication
Kannada Prabha, which was being guarded by a few policemen,
threw a petrol bomb and threatened the staff with dire
consequences if it carried anymore "such offensive articles",
At least seven computers were damaged in the petrol bomb
attack on `Kannada Prabha`, they said.
The miscreants managed to flee the spot, they said.
Police have rushed to the spot and are investigating.
Miscreants also pelted stones at the Jai Kirana office.
The Kannada daily on Sunday had published the article,
sparking violence in Shimoga and Hassan towns. Two persons
died, including one in police firing, when the protest by
Muslims turned violent in Shimoga yesterday.
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