Bangalore: Hundreds of people took to the streets and protested against the district judge in Raichur, Karnataka. The protesters alleged that before hoisting the national flag during Republic Day in the district court complex of Raichur, the district and sessions judge removed the photograph of BhimRao Ambedkar kept here. There was a dispute about it.
This was followed by a massive protest by lawyers, students, Congress and JD(S) leaders in Raichur on January 27. Protesters blocked the road for about five hours. During this time, the protesting people also surrounded the vehicle of the Additional Deputy Commissioner. After this, the police struggled a lot and persuaded the protesters to remove the vehicle. The lawyers alleged that the flag was to be hoisted on Republic Day in the district court complex of Raichur. During this time, when the district judge saw ambedkar's picture with Mahatma Gandhi, he asked to remove it. When the photo was removed, they hoisted the flag.
During the flag hoisting, a group of lawyers were upset over the removal of Ambedkar's photo from Mahatma Gandhi. Apart from this, some students, political parties also staged a chakka jam on January 27 by protesting against the sessions judge.