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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pubbing in the IT Hub - Bangaloreans (ooops Bengaluru) beware!

Today, I saw something shocking on the TV. Well, it would have been shocking atleast if it wasn't something that had happened before. Here's a report from the IBN Live website:

"Activists of a self-styled pro-Hindu moral brigade called Sri Rama Sene barged into a pub in the coastal city of Mangalore on Saturday and beat up young girls for "violating traditional Indian norms," police said on Sunday.

At least two girls were beaten up and their hair pulled by the activists at 1600 hours IST on Saturday at the pub Amnesia – The Lounge in Mangalore, about 350 km from Bangalore.

The young men accompanying the girls to the pub on the busy Balmatta Road were also assaulted when they tried to protect their friends.

Ten of the activists have been arrested by Mangalore police.

From the accounts given by the eyewitnesses, who did not want to be identified, the girls were the target of attack.

About 40 men forcibly entered the pub claiming unethical activities were on inside.

They began assaulting the young men and women who ran for safety. At least two of the girls started screaming for help as a man pulled their hair. Both the girls fell down but managed to flee from the attackers.

"We have arrested 10 people in connection with the incident. They all belong to Sri Rama Sene," Dakshina Kannada police superintendent N Sateesh Kumar told IANS from Mangalore, the district headquarters.

Mangalore police confirmed the girls had suffered minor injuries."

With these moral brigades out on the loose, I doubt whether any of us can have a peaceful outing. Where in the Indian holy books does it say that a man and a woman going to a cafe or a pub together is a sin. Our regressive society seems to think that isolation from the world and encapsulation within our so-called morals is the answer to all problems. Where were these brigades when terrorists struck Mumbai? Where were during the heavy floods in August? Why didn't these fools turn up then? Why didn't they espouse "moral value" of lending a helping hand?

No, it's not a helping hand that these buggers need. What they need and deserve is the finger! Yeah, you know what I'm talking about.


bangalore rentals said...

I read the post.We are in 21st century,but moving back towards 18th century.

The Lone Wolf said...


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