Attack at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh on devotees from Karnataka,CM Bommai requests AP CM to protect pilgrims from Karnataka

Dr B Thomas ( Special correspondent) 

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has requested his Andhra Pradesh counterpart to provide protection for devotees from Karnataka who visit Srisailam.

Pilgrims from Karnataka have been assaulted at Srisailam.A large number of pilgrims from other states visit Srisailam for the religious Jatra(fair). The pilgrims from outside should be ensured proper protection, Bommai said.

Speaking to media persons at Vidhana Soudha about the incident at Srisailam,Bommai said, a large number of devotees from Maharashtra and Karnataka visit Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh.

A clash has happened between the pilgrims while returning.A stabbing incident too has been reported in the clash between the local pilgrims and the pilgrims from outside.

I have been in constant contact with Andhra Pradesh officials since yesterday night. The situation is now in control.

Two pilgrims were seriously injured and hospitalised.They are recovering. Efforts are on to speak to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister,” Bommai said.