Some miscreants set fire to a library in Mysore, Karnataka. There were about 3000 copies of Bhagavad Gita in this library. Indian Express Told in its report that this public library was of a person named Syed Issac. The incident is on Friday (April 9, 2021).
The library had a collection of over 11,000 books. Syed Issac was popular among the residents of the area for his library initiative, making it easy for people to access thousands of books. Syed to Indian Express Told, “At 4 in the morning a person living next to the library told me that there was a fire inside. When I reached the library, which is just a short distance away, I saw it turning into ashes. “
In a tragic incident, miscreants have set ablaze a public library run by Syed Issaq, a daily wage labourer that had a collection of 11k books including 3k copies of Bhagavad Gita, in #Mysuru. His years of efforts was turned into ashes overnight!@XpressBengaluru @ santwana99 pic.twitter.com/KTEBJkHB39
– Karthik Nayaka (@Karthiknayaka) April 10, 2021
He said, “The library had over 3,000 excellent collections of the Bhagavad Gita, 1,000 copies of the Quran and Bible, plus thousands of books of various genres, which I had received from those who donated.” He approached the police on the matter and an FIR has been registered under Section 436 of the IPC.
Syed said, “I was deprived of education and I want to ensure that others do not face the same plight as me. I want people to learn Kannada, read. We will recreate it. ” Please tell that Syed Issac is a daily wage laborer.
Isaac set up this public library in a shed-like structure inside a corporation park in Rajiv Nagar near Amar Mosque. Every day, more than 100–150 people used to visit his library. Issac used to purchase more than 17 newspapers including Kannada, English, Urdu and Tamil. Although he did not spend money out of his own pocket, he used to spend around 6,000 rupees on the maintenance of the library and the purchase of newspapers.