The last two years, there have been protests against the celebrations, but the state government will go ahead for the third year running this November 10. The resistance is still there, with union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde on Friday instructing state government officials not to add his name to the invitation for any event associated with such celebrations.
Mr Hegde, who is from Uttara Kannada district, condemned the decision of the state government to continue with the birthday celebrations despite what he said was the wish of the people and protests that led to violence.
In 2016, there was more security in place in Karnataka on the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan. And while there were protests in Madikeri in Kodagu district - where Tipu Sultan is said to have oppressed Hindus - it was more peaceful than the first year the date was officially celebrated in 2015. That year saw two people killed in protests.