Karnataka government denies reopening Datta Peeta case that stirred state 7 years ago

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04-01-2024

    Karnataka government says it didn't reopen the Datta Peeta case

    Incident gained notoriety in 2017 during Datta Peeta Jayanti

    14 individuals have been summoned to appear in court

Even as news of the Karnataka government, led by Siddaramaiah, allegedly deciding to revisit the Datta Peeta case gained traction, it has sent out a clarification.

In its clarification, it said it is the court concerned that issued summons to the accused and it only consented to summon them on September 7, 2023.

Later, on September 24, a chargesheet was filed to the court. As part of the process, the court had summoned the accused to be present on January 8. It asserted that it had no role in this matter whatsoever and reiterated it’s a judicial process.

The case, previously closed by the BJP government, gained notoriety in 2017 during the Datta Peeta Jayanti celebrations in Chikkamagaluru when a tomb at the Inam Dattatreya Baba Budan Darga was desecrated, leading to accusations against seven individuals. Now, with the case reopened, a total of 14 individuals have been summoned to appear in court.

Incidentally, the Congress government has also reopened a case against Srikanth Poojary, who was allegedly involved in a crime related to vandalism 31 years ago.

More on Baba Budangiri

The Baba Budangiri shrine holds profound significance for both Muslims and Hindus, dedicated to the revered Sufi saint Baba Budan. Its roots appear to intertwine with the veneration of the 11th-century Sufi Dada Hayath, the 17th-century Sufi Baba Budan, credited with introducing coffee to India, and Dattatreya, considered an incarnation of Shiva (or Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu).

The shrine, situated at Baba Budangiri, has become a focal point of controversy, marred by political and religious tensions revolving around its identity as a syncretic place of worship. The complex intertwining of historical, cultural, and religious elements makes the reopening of the Datta Peeta case a significant development, shedding light on the intricate dynamics surrounding this sacred site.

 

Karnataka government denies reopening Datta Peeta case that stirred state 7 years ago

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    Karnataka government says it didn't reopen the Datta Peeta case

    Incident gained notoriety in 2017 during Datta Peeta Jayanti

    14 individuals have been summoned to appear in court

Even as news of the Karnataka government, led by Siddaramaiah, allegedly deciding to revisit the Datta Peeta case gained traction, it has sent out a clarification.

In its clarification, it said it is the court concerned that issued summons to the accused and it only consented to summon them on September 7, 2023.

Later, on September 24, a chargesheet was filed to the court. As part of the process, the court had summoned the accused to be present on January 8. It asserted that it had no role in this matter whatsoever and reiterated it’s a judicial process.

The case, previously closed by the BJP government, gained notoriety in 2017 during the Datta Peeta Jayanti celebrations in Chikkamagaluru when a tomb at the Inam Dattatreya Baba Budan Darga was desecrated, leading to accusations against seven individuals. Now, with the case reopened, a total of 14 individuals have been summoned to appear in court.

Incidentally, the Congress government has also reopened a case against Srikanth Poojary, who was allegedly involved in a crime related to vandalism 31 years ago.

More on Baba Budangiri

The Baba Budangiri shrine holds profound significance for both Muslims and Hindus, dedicated to the revered Sufi saint Baba Budan. Its roots appear to intertwine with the veneration of the 11th-century Sufi Dada Hayath, the 17th-century Sufi Baba Budan, credited with introducing coffee to India, and Dattatreya, considered an incarnation of Shiva (or Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu).

The shrine, situated at Baba Budangiri, has become a focal point of controversy, marred by political and religious tensions revolving around its identity as a syncretic place of worship. The complex intertwining of historical, cultural, and religious elements makes the reopening of the Datta Peeta case a significant development, shedding light on the intricate dynamics surrounding this sacred site.

 

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