The intervention of the Karnataka police brought the situation under control at Hindalga where a homage paying ceremony was organized in the memory of those killed on June 1, 1986 in the agitation against the Karnataka Government’s ‘Kannada Sakti’ which was organized by the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti.
On June 1, 1986, 9 Marathi’s Mohan Patil, Parshram, Bharmanna Kadam, Bhavku Chavan, Kallappa Uchgaonkar, Maruti Gavde, Shankar Khanurkar lost their lives in the firing done by the police.
The MES had organized a homage paying ceremony today at Hindalga. The internal spat within the Samiti between the City Samiti and Taluka Samiti came to the fore front. Already there are two factions in the MES, one is led by Kiran Thakur and other is led by N D Patil. Both the factions paid their respects to the martyr’s in two different functions. There was a verbal spat between the Maloji Ashtekar led faction and the Deepak Dalvi city faction. The Taluka samiti leaders were alleging that the City samiti were not working actively.
Maloji Ashtekar said that 3 Marathi news papers should act in a manner in which the border issue is highlighted in a nicer way. He added that competition should be kept aside and the cause for Marathi should be taken up first by the Marathi media.