Karnataka Govt Moves sensitively, gives 8K books to man whose Library Burnt Down

  • | Wednesday | 28th April, 2021

A public library with a collection of 11,000 books was allegedly set on fire by miscreants in Mysuru.  

A public library with a collection of 11,000 books, including three thousand copies of Bhagavad Gita, was allegedly set on fire by miscreants in Mysuru on Friday, 9 April.

The Karnataka government, in a heart-warming move, has decided to donate books from The Public Library Department to a city worker who lost his collection to a fire.

A proposal has been submitted to Raja Rammohun Roy Library in Kolkata, as per the report. Kumar noted that the foundation works under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Culture and will provide adequate support to Isaaq.

What Happened?

The library was run by a 62-year-old daily wage laborer Syed Isaaq. His initiative made him popular in the city’s Rajiv Nagar and Shanti Nagar areas, as he had been providing free access to all the residents in the vicinity for the last 10 years.

According to Syed, miscreants had attacked his library earlier as well. He said that he was informed about the fire in the library at 4 am by someone residing near the library. A sofa repair shed next to his library also caught fire and was burnt down.

An FIR under the IPC Section 436 has been filed in the matter and a probe is underway. The Mysuru City Police investigation led to the arrest of a 35-year-old man, Syed Nasir on 17 April, as per the report.


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