Not govt's intention to bring kids into Tipu controversy: Basvaraj Bommai

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Not govt's intention to bring kids into Tipu controversy: Basvaraj Bommai

Not govt's intention to bring kids into Tipu controversy: Basvaraj Bommai

Sc R D   ¦    Nov 02, 2019 12:44:57 PM (IST)

Not govt\'s intention to bring kids into Tipu controversy: Basvaraj Bommai-1Udupi: The issue of text related to Tipu Sultan in school history books is yet to be discussed at the Cabinet meeting. Tipu's ideas were not prevalent in the past. The government's intention is to not make children aware of controversial issues, said Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Speaking to media persons in Udupi after the Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations on Friday, November 1, the Home Minister said, "We do not want children to know about the controversial issue. The Chief Minister said that the school should review the lesson cancellation. The government will facilitate a public discussion on the omission of lessons on Tipu Sultan from text books, but no decision about this matter has been taken in the state cabinet."

In response to a query on the increasing number of cyber crime cases in the state, Bommai said that after the increase in digitalization, increase in banking transactions through the digital mode and the increase in influence of social media, there has been an increase in cyber crimes throughout the country. "Since our state is ahead in Information Technology and its use, we are also ahead in cyber crimes. We have already set up CEN police stations in every district. We have also decided to start eight more CEN police stations in Bengaluru and a CEN police station in every commissionerate in the State and will start function soon. We have got one of the most modern cyber crime detection labs," the minister said.

Commenting on the increase in narcotic cases in the district, Bommai said that the state government had zero tolerance as far as drugs were concerned. "We have already set up a squad and told officers that we want results on the ground. We will see the results soon," he added.

Bommai also mentioned that as many as 69 illegal Bangaldeshi immigrants had been traced in the state. "The matter had been brought to the notice of the Union Home Ministry as well as the Union External Affairs Ministry. We will take legal action in this matter in the coming days," he said.

Udupi MLA K Raghupathi Bhat, Karkala MLA Sunil Kumar, ZP President Dinakar Babu and others were present.