Puttur Temple Invitation Row: Government Admits Mistake Of Printing Muslim DC’s Name

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday (March 30) disposed a writ petition filed by a group of devotees of Puttur Sri Mahalingeshwara Temple, by directing to reprint invitation excluding name of Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner AB Ibrahim and has said DC shall not participate in the event. The issue cropped up when the name of Ibrahim, a Muslim, was printed on the invitation of the Mahathobhara Sri Mahalingeshwara Temple’s annual festival from April 10-19. Ibrahim also issued a clarification that as district magistrate, his name was printed in the invitation as per protocol.

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