27 Jan 2009, 1605 hrs IST,
BANGALORE: Describing the attack on women in a Mangalore pub as "unacceptable", national BJP president Rajnath Singh said the party condemns the incident in totality. ( Watch )
He told reporters here on Tuesday that Karnataka government has already initiated strong action against the unacceptable act of hooliganism that took place in Mangalore on Saturday.
Faced with mounting criticism from all the quarters, the BJP termed the incident as act of hooliganism and came down heavily on the political opponents, who are levelling allegations against the party of supporting the incident. Singh retorted stating that they should comment after verifying facts. "It is unfortunate that our political opponents and the so-called secularists, suffer from an RSS-BJP phobia. They tend to level allegations without even verifying the facts," he said.
Around 20 to 25 activists belonging to Sri Ram Sena organization, had barged into a local pub in Mangalore on Saturday night and beat up women accusing them of behaving in an obscene manner and going against Indian culture and tradition.
Reacting to the incident, union women and child development minister Renuka Chowdhury on Monday termed the incident as an attempt to Talibanize India. she also sought an explanation from the Karnataka government. "I am absolutely horrified at the insensitivity on the eve of Republic Day. I will seek an explanation from the state government as well as the self-styled Sri Ram Sena. This incident is an attempt to Talibanize India. There is no place for these kind of acts in India as it is a democracy," Renuka said.
Meanwhile, the National Students Union India (NSUI) has called for an all college bandh on Wednesday condemning the attack on a pub and a house by SRS activists.
NSUI Dakshina Kannada district president Thejaswiraj said incidents of goondaism in the name of protecting culture has increased in recent times and the police had failed to control anti-social elements who were taking the law into their own hands.
Indian,Pandit,says:Can anybody please make these over enthusiastic people understand that we should stop doing moral policing. Let the people decide themselves what is good or bad and what culture they want to embibe. These "samaaj ke thekedar" are actually useless people who are not good at anything else, so they are spending their brain and body for such acts.
[27 Jan, 2009 1425hrs IST]
Shivan,UAE,says:By this act in Mangalore pub and courtesy Raj thackerays thrashing of Bojpuri peaople in Mumbai school while celebrating Republic Day yesterday, BJP has lost many votes for the coming elections.
[27 Jan, 2009 1423hrs IST]
Gaurav,New Delhi,says:One questions for these hooligans. Is hitting women Indian Tradition and Culture? Who in the hell are these people to define Culture? Cowards!!!
[27 Jan, 2009 1325hrs IST]